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ditchdoc7969 10-13-2021 06:13 PM

The mother of all starting glitches
 
New to the forum, lots of great info and seem to be knowledgeable folks. So I got a used 1996 Nissan truck and the guy said “there is a trick to starting it”. Ok cool. Well its more of a glitch. You put the key in and wait 3-4 seconds then it will crank… not 2 or 5 seconds… 3-4. If you try to crank before or after, it clicks as if a dead battery. If you do it in the designated 3-4 second window there are no issues. Also it doesnt matter if you out the key to “run” or just put the key in and leave it in the off position. Its an automatic 4 cyl.

Thanks in advance for advice

Reserector 10-13-2021 06:18 PM

Redneck anti-theft device? LOL
Welcome to the site.

ditchdoc7969 10-13-2021 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reserector (Post 554139)
Redneck anti-theft device? LOL
Welcome to the site.

Thats what I was thinking!!

dvdswan 10-13-2021 07:37 PM

Column or floor shifter?

89'HBV6 10-13-2021 10:55 PM

Welcome to IN...

Well, at the least, you can leave the keys in it... and it'll never get stolen, unless you know "the trick"! lol

PorknBeans 10-14-2021 12:15 AM

My guess is that the ‘96 model has the floor shifter...

alabama_lowlife 10-14-2021 01:30 AM

The good news is the problem is easily reproducible. This means we can troubleshoot it. For starters, does the truck have cruise control?

Make the starter fail by not performing the correct wait period, then check for 12vdc on the black/yellow wire on the ignition switch while the key is turned to start.

ditchdoc7969 10-14-2021 11:33 AM

It is a floor shifter, no cruise control

I will try that this weekend

Cusser 10-14-2021 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ditchdoc7969 (Post 554138)
You put the key in and wait 3-4 seconds then it will crank… not 2 or 5 seconds… 3-4. If you try to crank before or after, it clicks as if a dead battery. If you do it in the designated 3-4 second window there are no issues.


My advice: leave it as it is, you know how to start it, so not a big deal. Yes, could be a clever anti-theft device, I like it (but would have zero idea how to make one).


Just like spraying the windshield washer and then separately engaging the wipers, we learn how to do workarounds...


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