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2004 nissan frontier cylinder wont crank over sometimes

Sometimes when trying to start with clutch in and turning key it wont strat cranking over. it will take several times till it starts to trun over...starts fine after it cranks

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First thing to check would be the starter solenoid-mounted on the starter. In the starting circuit, that is the most high use/high wear item. A tech would wait for the no start condition, then check the solenoid wire for power when key is held in the cranking position. If power is there, it indicates a faulty solenoid. If no power, trace the signal back to the ignition switch-from solenoid to starter relay to clutch switch to ignition switch.
There are contact points (plates, really) inside the solenoid that become pitted and burned from use, and eventually wear down or out.

Posted on Nov 22, 2012

Testimonial: "all the other replies were way off , noone read the whole thing which ended with it starts fine after it cranks. that shows attention to detail. i didnt think of the solenoid being on the starter. this i know is relaively cheap and easy to repair and its a good place to start because of that. thanks again"

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    lightfootama Nov 22, 2012

    montehammons got it right yall..thanks for the replies...all the othe rs were to much.. the engine starts and runs fine as stated just wont crank....i could not find the solenoid but i checked on the starter and there it was.....thank you



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SOURCE: 95 nissan maxima wont start

I had a 94 which i fixed this same type of problem by putting in a new distributor

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SOURCE: 2005 nissan frontier wont start i have fuel and

Take one of the spark plugs out and let us know what it looks like. Dry and light grayish tan means you have spark but fuel supply problems. Wet spark plug that smells like gas means it is more of a spark issue.

Good Luck

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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