Suddenly will not do anything

Tiny
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  • 2004 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 3.3L
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
Drove it to get a exhaust repair and got there, turned it off, within 2 minutes tried to start it again to put on ramps and nothing. Lights come on but doesn't do anything, security light blinking. Had it for 3 years and it's never happened before. Towed it to dealer, they supposedly done a diagnostic on it. They charged us $120.00. And said it's the starter. Took the starter off to go get another one at O'Reilly's. They tested the starter and said the starter is good. We checked the fuses, tried pulling the anti theft fuse out, tried jumping it off, made sure battery connections are clean and connected good, tried putting it in gear then back to park several times, even tried to reset the alarm by instructions found online using one key, don't know what else to do. Does anyone have any ideas we could try?
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 AT 8:23 AM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

Did you check for diagnostic trouble codes? Also, have you checked for power to the starter? Take a look through this link:

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

Let me know. Also, let me know if the security light is still staying on or flashing.

Joe
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Friday, October 11th, 2019 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Joe! The security light was blinking fast. They didn't say anything about trouble codes showing up. It's working now. I appreciate the help! Have a Blessed Day!
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Saturday, October 12th, 2019 AT 7:37 AM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

You are very welcome. It must have been the immobilizer had things shut down. Regardless, take care and come back anytime you have a question.

Joe
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Saturday, October 12th, 2019 AT 7:13 PM

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