Could be worn out carbon brushes on the starter motor. The next time it won't fire up or crank at all, give the starter a few firm taps with a hammer. If it is the brushes, tapping on the starter motor could shake the brushes and put them back in contact with the commutator, allowing you to start it up. If that works, it is only temporary and the starter should be replaced before it completely fails to start your ride.LeonG wrote: ↑Thu Sep 07, 2023 9:59 amMy 93 Pathfinder Manual 5 Speed has intermittent starting issues it's been going on for several months now initially I thought it was the Starter but I decided to chase down other issues first.
I have replaced the Start Relay the Ignition Control Switch and now the Distributor Coil.
It seems to start OK but every now and then it won't fire at all or crank I checked the battery cables actually the Battery is only a year old
There is no engine light though during the Start mode all indicators do come on as they are suppose to.
I'm totally at lost being an old school back yard mechanic
Once upon a time, I had a '91 XE and a good repair manual that spelled out very well how to test the starter motor. All gone now. I miss those automatic locking free-running hubs on the WD21 models but the manual locking hubs I put on my current '02 R50 model suits me well enough.