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97 INFINITY WONT CRANK OVER SOMETIMES.

1997 Infiniti I30 • 89,000 miles

But will sometimes start up with a jump. Starts fine up to ten times then shut it off and try it again a few minutes later and nothing at all. Tried it in neutral and park. Battery good.
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Donlie
March 8, 2012.



Have the starter motor checked. It may have a dead spot in the armature.

Roy

So you had the alternator and battery tested?Also made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?Do you a multimeter to do some testing?

Saturntech9
Mar 8, 2012.
I was guessing possibly the starter. When it does it, would hitting it with a hammer be a way of checking it? I do have voltmeters. Should I test it for resistance and what should it be?

Tiny
Donlie
Mar 8, 2012.
I just got done replacing a shift solenoid in the trans of a saturn today which I had to check with a meter. Similar?

Tiny
Donlie
Mar 8, 2012.
Yes you can try hitting it with a hammer while the key is in the start position. Also you can see if the small trigger wire has power at the starter while the key is in the start position.

Saturntech9
Mar 8, 2012.
Ok thankyou. I'll check it out next time it messes up. (Probably tomorrow)

Tiny
Donlie
Mar 8, 2012.
Alright keep me posted.

Saturntech9
Mar 8, 2012.
Thankyou for your advice. The starter was smoked. Now I'm trying to find out why the security light is always flashing except when the doors are locked-then solid red

Tiny
Donlie
Mar 20, 2012.