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Nissan Pulsar 2002 n16.Battery went flat. tried to jumper and everything went dead, clicking noise. Is the starter the problem or have i done more damage?

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1998 massey 1250 diesel tractor has a new battery but will not turn over. When you turn the key everything go off and does not turn the starter

Question ,was it running before this happened

If so ,try and turn the crank shaft ,if it turns then the problem is either a battery cable , check connections at battery and starter and also the ground .

If this fails , take a pair of jumper cables hook to battery with out battery cables hooked up .

Then hook ground from jumper cables to frame and positive to large stud on starter solinoid , take screw driver touch large post of starter to small post on starter solenoid if it just clicks or does nothing replace starter.

Be very careful these are large amperage's your working with ,and can be dangerous ! if not comfortable with this method then just take starter out and have it tested in town.

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Everything is dead

Hi eyansdaddy,
Sounds like a bad connection on the battery , check the earth cable on the battery and the one that earths the engine to the bodywork (at the bottom of the engine) if there worn or frayed it can stop the engine from starting. all the best Scott

Aug 22, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Okay so i left my lights on the battery went dead no big deal. i called a friend to come jump me and the jumper cables got really hot and melted together, we put them on right and everything too. it was...

if the car battery goes flat you must first reset the immobiliser BEFORE you turn the engine over,otherwise it will run then stop .the clicking noise is the starter solenoid trying to engage but not having enough power to kick in properly.reconnect the correct guage of jump leads.(heavy duty)

Feb 14, 2011 | Volkswagen Beetle Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2003 N16 Nissan Pulsar sedan, 1.8L vehicle. Sometimes, when I insert my car keys into the ignition, and switch the car on, it doesnt start, and the car is making noises (trying to "rev"), but the...

Hi Kelly,
sounds like your battery is a bit sick. Or it could be the starter motor solenoid sticking.
The click you are hearing is probably the starter motor solenoid. If you hear a series of loud clicking its usually due to a flat battery in which case you need a jump start from another car.
If you can get someone to charge up your battery using a portable charger and the car starts OK, its a fair bet your battery is on it's way out. You can get your battery tested at any large reputable auto repair shop.
If the battery is OK, the solenoid can get stuck on your starter motor. Often a light tap with a rubber or wooden mallet can free up a stuck solenoid, but ultimately you will need a new starter motor. (BTW The solenoid is the smaller bit attached to your starter motor. There will be heavy wires attached to it) Have a look at link 1 below for more info.

Have a look here for some info to help you understand your starter circuit:

Regards, Steve
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Oct 19, 2010 | 1990 Nissan Pulsar

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you meant its a NO CRANK engine.
silent starter, say the word silent.
even the starter relay must click.
and if head lamps die, so will be the starter.
due to a dead battery,
sounds like a bad battery to me. dead or only
if the Charge/battery lamp is off in the cluster driving. its ok. the alternator.

starter car with the jumper cables connected
and not next day.
only live jumps matter. or you go know where.
if you want to walmart they have tool there that
tests the alternator
and for phantom drains all in 6 min work, the tool does all the work.

if the battery is charged, it will crank I bet
its discharging.
for 1 of 3 reasons.
1: its bad.
2: the charge system is dead.
3: phantom drains, it goes dead as you sleep
the head lamps dead is the big clue there.

Mar 19, 2017 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2000 Nissan Pulsar N16

you have to keep in mind that the starter is exposed to extreme heat and after that many miles it's natural for the parts to fail. considering that the vehicle has 200,000km this is not a sign of poor design of parts but just a typical symptom of longevity. just get it replaced as well as the battery and you should be fine.......please rate this

Sep 20, 2008 | 1988 Nissan Pulsar

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Nissan pulsar ecm light keep coming on one day when driving had a splatter and conked out now wont start tried two new computers that didnt work geting spark to distributor but not from it replaced...

The main problem that I know with the nissan pulsars are actually the (other than gearboxes :P) are the cluster gauges, Let me assume for a moment that your thermostat gauge wasn't working... Let me now assume you were on some sort of highway when the light continued to come on... and then let me farther assure that you were losing a fair bit of power... Cross your fingures and hope that I'm wrong because if I am correct then when you put two and two together you get an over heated engine... Other than that my ECM light comes on all the time.. I just ignore it now (since i last replaced my engine). Other Issues or questions that I have for you now hopin it aint a dead engine, Does the starter motor try to turn over at all (sound like it has a dead battery) If so and the battery is fine a great thing to do (even if it aint turning over at all) is grap urself some high quality cable, such as your jumper leads, get a good connection on some METAL on your engine and put the other end of you jumpers onto the negative on ur battery, this may be a simple earthing issue, known to cause lots and lots of trouble but at the end of the day... an easy fix.

If this dosnt do it and the starter motor isnt turning over at all and your sure that you have a good battery it could also be the starter motor... dont worry about buying a new one... these can be bench tested very easily with a car battery, jumper leads and a screw driver (somthing to jump the circuit)

You say that you replaces you distributor so I'm not gonna mention anything about that as I'm assuming you know the new one works fine ;) but hey dont fret.... its a car and simply a mechanical piece of equiptment

You need three things to start your engine.... (not including fuel which you could check :P jks) A working Startermotor thats kicking in, Spark and compression.... if you got spark and the startor motor then your problem is your engine...

Also one thing i didnt mention is you ignition switch... when you turn your key on do you hear a sorta click noise coming from around your fuse box... maybe you should check your ignition switch :O\
well best of luck and lemme know how it all goes

Aug 13, 2008 | 1989 Nissan Pulsar

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