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I have a 1986 Nissan truck 2wd 4cylinder automatic. I've already put 6 starters on it, new battery, alternator, two fuel pumps, and an ignition switch. When I first install the new starter, it starts up fine everytime until a couple hours later. Then it makes a clicking noise under the hood and then sumtimes it fires up and then other times it don't do anything. Over time this kills my starter and I end up having to replace them. Has anyone else had this same problem and how did you fix it?

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That sounds crazy. I don't know what you are doing wrong, but something is amuck. Have you cleaned, replaced the battery terminals? How about the wire to the starter? Clean? Scraped, wire brushed, good contact all around, It sounds like dirty connections, or a weak battery, but if you changed the battery with the same results, It isn't the battery. i would check it anyway, battery has to maintain 13.5 volts at all times. Check the electrolyte fluids in the battery, One dead cell, no good, dirty connections, won't charge, won't start. You can't blame the starter, maybe once or twice, but not 6 times. Make sure the starter is touching metal and not grease, it has to be grounded. If you have to, run a wire to one of the bolts on the starter and ground the other one to the body. Check it out, hope this helps.

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