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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 20th, 2011, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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95 pathfinder wont start

My pathfinder won't start when I turn the key it just clicks. The starter is less than a year old the battery is brand new. I can get it to start with a boost the other car doesn't need to be running and I just cleaned the battery clamps I'm out of ideas
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post #2 of 6 Old Jul 20th, 2011, 08:11 PM
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Remove the steering column cover. See the wafer on the rear side of the ignition key switch that has a number of wires coming off it. Try pushing in on that wafer while turning the key. These are known to loosen and not make good electrical contact.

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post #3 of 6 Old Jul 20th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Just because parts are new or recent doesn't necessarily mean that they are good. Stick with the basics when diagnosing. Have the battery load tested. Have a draw test perormed. Make sure power exists at the starter solenoid signal wire when the key is turned to "start." Make sure there isn't excessive resistance through both battery cables.
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Check also for corrosion on the ground wire (follow the negative battery cable to where it terminates on the chassis & engine block). Also check that the nut securing the positive battery cable to the starter solenoid is not corroded or loose. If none of the solutions mentioned above help, take a look at the alarm control module (especially if you have an aftermarket alarm). If your started solenoid is clicking it is ussually because of a voltage drop (as the tips mention above should address) or because an alarm lock-out relay is cutting the ignition circuit.
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My pathfinder won't start when I turn the key it just clicks. The starter is less than a year old the battery is brand new. I can get it to start with a boost the other car doesn't need to be running and I just cleaned the battery clamps I'm out of ideas
If you can get it to start every time with a boost from another car, then your battery is suspect. Either the battery is no good, not being charged by the alternator or there is excessive oxidation on the battery terminals.

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post #6 of 6 Old Jul 23rd, 2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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I got it fixed it was the negative ground wire thank you for all the help
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