1995 nissan truck: when i turn the key to start it, it clicks once by the relay fuses and does not turn over. Starter is good, battery is good. it will start if i get it rolling and pop the clutch. Looking for some input!
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Hello! Do you hear a click when the key is turned?...If no click is heard either the ignition key, the Crank relay, the starter, or the battery are suspect...Having lights and radio does not mean the battery is capable of running a starter motor......Put a meter on the battery...should read 12.5 volts...Turn key...Does voltage drop to 8 or 9 volts? Bad battery...If all is well with battery and connections to it...Check the starter fuse # 33 in the under hood fuse/relay box...If the fuse is good that click you should hear is from the Crank Relay in that box...If all of the above is OK connect your meter to the Purple wire that is connected to the starter motor...When the key is turned 12 volts must be on that wire...If there is the starter motor is defective...So, #1...Do you hear a click when key is turned...That would point at a bad starter or weak battery...#2...If you do not hear a click bad fuse #33, bad Crank Relay, bad ignition switch...#3...If fuse is good Bad Crank Relay or Ignition switch; Crank Relay is a low cost item ($10)...Replace Relay...Stop there and send a comment as to results...Guru...saailer
This clicking is due to one of several possible parts. The Starter relay will click if the Battery is low or has a dirty connection. The Starter relay will click if the relay has burned components inside and is the weak link between the Battery and the Starter.
A bad or Grounded-out Starter will ruin a Starter relay by melting its' contact points and then the Starter relay will make the noise you describe.
A smaller Relay in the fuse panel (Ignition Relay) may be keeping the small wires to your Starter Relay from working.
Start out by cleaning the Battery cables for the battery. If not fixed, have someone bypass the Starter Relay after you disconnect the small wires going to that Relay. When bypassed the Starter should turn and if the Key is turned on the RUN position, the engine should start. Be careful to have a stick-shift in Neutral or an Automatic in Park.
If the Starter does not turn when the Starter relay is bypassed, then the starter is bad. If the Battery is bad, then the Starter will not turn either. Check the Battery before condemning the Starter.
CHECK FOR LOOSE IGNITION SWITCH BEHIND THE KEY YOU MAY HAVE TO REMOVE THE SCREWWS HOLDING THE STERRING COLUMN COVER ON, ALSO OTHER THINGS IT COULD BE WOULD BE YOUR NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH OR THE STARTER RELAY AND FINALLY THE STARTER? YOU WOULD NEED A TEST LIGHT TO DIAGNOSIS? ONE THING YOU COULD TYR IS REMOVING FUSE/RELAY COVER UNDER HOOD AND SWAPPING THE STARTER RELAY WITH A SIMILAR ONE IN THE BOX ? IF IT STARTS THEN THE RELAY IS BAD ? GOOD LUCK
check for power to the starter at the starter's connectors while you have someone turn the key. If there is power, change the starter. If not check your ignition switch, (manual trans)clutch pedal switch, and starter fuses/relays. Hopefully this helps
Always start with good clean secure battery terminal connections also check other end of both wires for same. Check battery with a voltmeter. Check trigger wire on relay fro 12v when key is turned to start, check main wire on starter for 12v with key on start. Check battery voltage with key on to start if voltage drops to below 9.5 starter is bad. Before changing starter, make sure you can turn the engine by hand (with key off) If you can't, don't bother with starter. Before beginning any testing battery should also be load tested to make sure it has amperage as well as voltage capacity to start car.