1991 Pathfinder Starter Problem
Have you checked your INTERLOCK SWITCH in the tranny, and while you are it, the safety switch on the clutch, thats the one that wont let your truck start unless you depress the clutch, to see if its properly adjusted. Its the one to the left of the stop light switch. You also have an interlock switch in the dash panel, but that is for the rear window. You might want to replace the clutch switch, since you stated depressing the clutch sometimes makes the starter work, Its probably worn out. Also:
There is a harness that goes to the starter right near the starter itself. The connections of the harness might be frail. It can be easily removed, especially if the truck is on a lift. Make sure the connections are solid and clean. Or have a competent person check the harness for continuity.
And for a additional insurance.
There is a BIG Connector in the engine compartment roughly somewhere mid after the battery between the fender skirt and the engine, similar to the one that connects the injector harness. That connector goes to the starter and the Alternator. You can easily pry them apart unlocking the the tab on the connector. Ensure those contact are also very clean. That should solve your problem.
Jul 21, 2008 |
1988 Nissan Pathfinder