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post #1 of 2 Old Jul 7th, 2005, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Angry 94 Pathfinder won't start

This is the 2nd time we have had trouble in the last 2 years. The first time we replaced the ignition switch and starter. Now it won't start again. We have noticed that sometimes if we turn off the AC it will start. Last night after drving to 30 min. and setting 15 min it wouldnt' start. This morning it started right up. Any ideas on what is going on? Is the a normal problem with Pathfinders?

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It's a fairly common problem, yes. Usually it turns out to be poor battery connections, poor wiring connections at the starter, or a just plain bad starter if it's a cheap rebuild. There's no mystery or magic trick to get it to run right, just the good old method of cleaning EVERYTHING, making sure EVERYTHING is tight, right and won't fight, and replacing cables if corroded. Check your battery's ground cable for green powdery corrosion inside the insulation. If you have some, it's best to replace the cables entirely rather than try to clean it or whatever.

Also, check tightness and corrosion on fusible links at the battery. They like to pull loose sometimes.

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