My 96 Nissan 200SX SE-r won't start

Tiny
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  • 1996 NISSAN 200SX
  • 214,000 MILES
My 96 Nissan 200sx se-r won't start. It's not the battery and just replaced the ignition switch and it still won't start
Friday, March 29th, 2013 AT 5:49 AM

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Tiny
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Won't start or won't crank?
Manual or automatic transmission?
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Friday, March 29th, 2013 AT 2:52 PM
Tiny
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Hi,
I seem to have the excat same problem. There is a noise when I turn the contact on, as if the fuel pump was building pressure. I think the fuel line is OK.
I wonder whether I'll have the change the coil. But I can't find a decent video showing how to do it. And I am not even sure this is the problem.
I know this is a little too vague. But I am interested in the answer you'll provide to the first person. It might give me ideas.

Thanks in advance,
rafiki
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 AT 1:12 AM
Tiny
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PS: mine is manual, and is actually a 200SX base, year 1996, but I think it will be similar.
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
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I don't even understand the question and you are telling me you have the exact problem. Am I missing something here?
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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I guess it is because it is too vague. That's why my problem seems the same.
- I hear "click click click." When I turn the key;
- I have energy from the battery, for sure (I even charge it, in case it was too weak);
- I checked the spark plugs, they are in a good shape and have been firing recently;

so I guess my question would be
- what is the most likely problem between coil and starter engine, and whether or not it is different parts on this car (I just got it, and I haven't had time to find a Chilton or Haynes book yet, as the autoparts store nearby doesnt have any for this type of car)
- and if it is the coil, do you think I can change it myself, or will I need the help of a trained mechanic with special tools (same question for the starter)

thanks,
and I hope this helps the first person as well,
R
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 2:30 AM
Tiny
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If you hear rapid clicking noise when the key is turned, the starter is not getting sufficient power to turn it.
Either the battery is weak or its connections are loose or the starter is faulty.
You need to trest the battery to find out if it is good. A starter requires a high discharge of power to crank it. All other electrical equipment can operate on minimal battery power, even with a dead cell.
Try a jump start or with a fully charged battery.
If you have an DVOM, use it to test the battery voltage. If it shows more than 12 volts, crank the engine and note the drop in voltage, anything below 11 volts during this time means the battery is bad.
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 3:11 AM

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