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Starter Switch Does Not Start Engine

I have a 2004 Frontier XE 4cyl w/78000 mi. When I turn the key to start the engine, the dashboard lights flicker and a clicking noise is heard, but the engine won't start. Was able to bump start it. Any ideas?

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You need a new battery

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

HI,
It sounds to me like the starter / solenoid area needs attention - I think the clicking will be the solenoid activating but the starter is not turning. Do the lights dim to zero when you turn the ignition switch? If so, it may be the starter itself at fault; if not, then the electrical connections to the starter should be checked for corrosion. If the terminal are hot after trying to start, that's a sign of corroded terminals.
Let me know how you get on.

Cheers, D

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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