1996 Nissan 200 sx we replaced 4 different starters on it yesterday and each did something different but still did not start the car. The first on the teeth on the new starter did not engage the flywheel...
The clicking solenoid, and the failure of the starter drive to engage the ring gear leads me to suspect your battery needs to be charged, replaced, or you have high resistance at one of the connection points.
If the battery is fully charged, I would clean the battery posts and terminals, the terminals that connect to the starter solenoid, the starter, and the ground terminal and the area where it seats on the block or where ever the manufacturer mounted it.
When I say clean, I mean use a wire brush or some other means so that the surfaces are shiny.
When you reconnect the cables to the battery be certain the clamps can't twist around on the battery post, if they do the clamps are not tight enough.
If they won't tighten up you can get a lead cap at an auto parts store that will slip over the battery post. Loosen your battery clamp and spread it wide enough so it will slip over the cap and tighten the clamp. Also if the battery clamps are the repair type (they have two bolts and a metal plate holding the wire to the clamp), you should take it apart and clean all the surfaces and also the bare wire. Then take a pair of pliers with wide flat jaws and twists the strands together so they won't squeeze out when you tighten the 2 bolts on the clamp.
Nov 03, 2013 |
Cars & Trucks