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For the past 2 weeks, when I try to start my 2003 Nissan Xterra, it seems sluggish, but the engine will turn over. On 2 separate occasions, when attempting to start the engine, it wouldn't turn over - the 1st two attempts would not turn the engine over but on the 3rd try, the engine started. The battery is 1 year old, I have checked the battery cables, cleaned the posts and now it won't turn over at all....any suggestions?

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Checked Cables how?

Looking & Touching isn't doing anything

You have to do a voltage drop test or remove
& clean the ends. I would do both

Remove the starter & have it tested at parts store,
assuming you don't know how to do a voltage or
current test while cranking.

Posted on May 24, 2011

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