Engine will not crank over

Tiny
JOSEPHLEE221
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  • 2004 NISSAN XTERRA
  • V6
  • 4WD
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  • 150,100 MILES
Turned off key no previous problem went to restart all electrical working. Starter will not engage. Security light on dashboard is not flashing is my starter bad how can I tell?
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Saturday, June 6th, 2015 AT 1:15 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like the starter has gone out but to be sure lets run down this guide and report back.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

Please run down this guide and report back

Cheers, Ken

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 AT 8:57 AM
Tiny
REY-GTS
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Thanks for this post I followed the guide and found the starter motor was bad.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:39 PM
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TAMZ68
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  • 2001 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 3.2L
  • V6
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My son was changing my brake pads and after finishing one side he had to move it and when he went to start it, it would not crank. It clicked and that was it. Thought it was the battery because that is what it was acting like but had battery checked and they said it was good. I have dash lights, headlights and radio. Help!
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:39 PM (Merged)
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MHPAUTOS
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Make sure that the terminals are clean and tight, check for 12V at the starter main terminal this should be constant power and 12V at the solenoid terminal on the starter with the key on crank, if this is ok and the battery is ok, the problem will be in the starter.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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My engine will not turn over. I turn the key and it sounds like it is going to start but keeps not starting. Why wont it start?
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:40 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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You need to find out what is missing. It could be ignition sparks or fuel.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I left my lights on one night when I got home from work and my battery died I tried to jump it the next mornig and nothing so I went and bought a new battery and put it in and I have power but the engine wont crank? Is it my starter or alternator?
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:40 PM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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Do you have a security system>|?

Make sure that is not the issue before going to a starter

Roy
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:40 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The xterra has started and ran fine even in the coldest weather, today after starting and driving to store, came out after 20 minutes and it only turns over but will not re start. Any ideas why this can happen and so quickly
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:40 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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The possibilities are vast and unless you know what is missing causing the non starting, it is not possibile to provide any suggestions. Such problems should most likely be of elecrtrical concern and it could also be the secutrity system.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Check out above link for information on how to go about.

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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:40 PM (Merged)
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FAISAL1
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My car cranks but cant spark
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 6:40 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Try resetting anti theft unit first then check fuses under hood.

This guide can help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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