CAR WONT CRANK. DASH LIGHTS AND FUEL PUMP TURN ON.

  • Tiny
  • Islnadtrip
  • 1998 NISSAN 200SX
  • 160,000 MILES

My 1998 Nissan 200sx wouldn't turn over. I bridged the gap on the solenoid with a screw driver and the starter motor engaged but didn't engage the engine itself. I figured I had a faulty starter. I replaced the starter and the solenoid together because it seemed like a good idea. I installed the new assembly and still the car wont crank.

Any idea of what it might be?

In the last year I also replaced the alternator and the distributor.

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 7:29 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Cadieman
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Sounds like u need to check the voltage to the starter seloniod

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 7:52 AM
  • Tiny
  • Islnadtrip
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How would I go about doing that? Could it be something else beside a default connection? Aloha

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 7:26 PM
  • Tiny
  • Cadieman
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Test the voltage with a meter or light. Check for voltage to the starter seloniod with the key in the start poss. Try tapping the starter with a hammer. To ck for a bad armature. This sounds like

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 10:55 PM

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