1995 Nissan Hardbody

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1995 Nissan Hardbody 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

i have a 1995 nissan hardbody. I have recently put a brand new battery and starter on it. When you get to normal operating temp or drive around for awhile and cut the truck off it will not sstart back up. The engine barley turns over giving the impression of a dead battery. If you let the truck cool off it will start back up just fine. I am lost I dont know what to do. There is no issues at a cold start or no drive ability issues. Just the engine not wanting to turn over after driving. NEED HELP!
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 7:03 PM

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Tiny
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Double check the battery connections and also at the starter motor end. Could also be a starter relay, clutch switch and ignition switch
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 8:13 PM
Tiny
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Where is the starter relay I have replaced the starter with 4 different ones.I also swapped the ignition switch out with a spare one I had
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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Starter relay front of right fender
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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Is it in the relay box with like 4 other relays and is it the grey one?
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 9:27 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_fpr_5.gif

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 AT 12:07 AM
Tiny
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I have replaced the relays with new one I have tripled checked the timing truck still has the drag when you try to start it after it gets to normal operating temp
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 11:41 AM
Tiny
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You said replace the starter relay but the pic you posted is of a fuel pump relay
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 11:43 AM
Tiny
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Check the interlock relay


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_interlock_relay_2.jpg

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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 11:56 AM
Tiny
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The interlock has been bypassed the truck will start without the clutch being engaged
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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If you let the truck cool off it will start back up just fine.

Is the engine cranking over and will not start or it cranks over the engine when it feels like? I'm a little bit confused here putting your questions together. Be specific and we'll get this thing rolling.
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 12:19 PM
Tiny
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If the truck is cool it starts with no issues. When the truck is warm the engine turns over very very slowly, giving the impression of a dead battery. I have replaced 3 starters and it has a brand new optima battery.
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
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Your engine could be seizing up due to excessive engine temperature try turning the cranskhaft manually and check
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 12:36 PM
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The truck has been running for 30 minutes I shut the truck off and tried to turn the engine by hand and the engine turns over by hand
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Inspect the battery cables at the battery and starter motor side and also do a voltage drop test on the cables
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM
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All cables are brand new. How do I do voltage drop test?
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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You guys are kidding, right? His starter is overheating from the radiant heat the engine puts out, then it won't turn the motor over. This is VERY common, especially with 3.1 Buick and small block Chevy. Get some heat wrap since they don't make a starter heat shield for this truck. You can buy it from Jeg's or Summit. Wrap the starter AND solenoid and the problem will disappear.
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Saturday, December 18th, 2010 AT 9:30 PM

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