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Wont start 95 maxima-183k miles bought at 80k starter was clicking then hot wird it started it then 2min latter no reponse no click nothing , took starter to autozone it passed test x3 need help

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  • tshumba Aug 17, 2008

    it still wont start right now

  • tshumba Aug 17, 2008

    no response from starter nothing no click after passing x3 tests at autozone

  • Deb Barber Sep 02, 2008

    When I pull down on the lever for the steering wheel to be pulled down it will then start. A man where I get oil changes said to do this cuz there is a linkage from this to the starter. I want to know what the problem is and what to get fixed so they don't charge me for repairs that are not needed.



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First of all "THERE IS NO LINKAGE TO THE STARTER AT THE LEVER THAT YOU ARE REFERING TO" No such thing. Its all electronic.So tell this guy to stop blowing smoke. Sound to me like you have a problem with the ignition switch. Not the switch itself, but the white round cylinder at the end of the ignition assembly. There is a whole bunch of wires (red, green, black with yellow stripe etc.) at the end of the ignition swithc assembly. That switch unscrews from the ignition assembly. Sound to me like you need to check that area and possibly replace that switch. Switch costs about $50. That's where I would look. By you moving the lever to lower the steering down, you must move something under there to make the car start and that something is those wires coming out of that switch. Its white and about2 inches round with harness coming out of it thats about 7 inches long. Good luck and let me know what you find.

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