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Where is my starter? i need to get it started to bring it to a friend to replace the starter...was told to bang on it...it's a 96 pathfinder

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It is underneath the car, just follow the pos lead from the battery, since you are going to bang on it, you might as well take a screwdriver and arc it across the starter terminals as someone turns the key, it will arc but it will start. Good Luck Tim

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