94 wont turn over

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Farmer Jon
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94 wont turn over

Postby Farmer Jon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:21 pm

I got a 94 the other day from a guy that said the starter is out. I put in a starter but I still just hear a clicking from under the hood. I replaced the relay. Still the same result. If you hold your hand on the starter and have someone turn the key you can feel that the selioid is clicking. So, I know juice is getting to the starter but it wont turn over.

What am I missing? My wife is in full "I told you not to buy that" mode.

New starter
New relay
Clutch safety switch is operative
Battery is fully charged
All it does is click when I turn the key.

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Postby smj999smj » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:28 am

Try turning the engine over manually using a socket and breaker bar on the crank pulley bolt to make sure the engine is not seized or locked-up.

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Postby Farmer Jon » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:46 am

The engine is fine. I can push start it.

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Postby Nico77 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:11 pm

Im having the exact same problem. Also replaced, ignition switch, clutch switch and relays. Still just a click.

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95 Pathfinder D21 No Start with good battery and starter.

Postby Keith Noneya » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:48 pm

Hey Nico if you haven't fixed the problem, I had the same issue with my 95 Pathy. It turned out to be a bad wire link just after the Positive battery terminal.
I took it apart and took an old power cord of the same gauge, spread the terminal ends, rewired & soldered it and put it back in. I started right up.
If someone can tell me how to post pictures here. I'll post a picture of what it looks like and where it is.
Hope that helps, Best Wishes n Blessings. Keith Noneya


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