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Old 01-02-2018, 02:54 AM   #11
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It's sounding like a ground is missing. How is the battery grounded? Is the engine still grounded to the body?
I have negative battery cable bolted to frame. Cleaned and good connection.
As for the engine still grounded.... honestly, Iím not sure.
Would the FSM show where a ground for engine is?
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:59 AM   #12
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The original ground went from the battery to the fender to the intake manifold. Then there are a couple small ground braids here and there. Seems like there is one at/near the starter as well.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:01 AM   #13
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There’s a ground cable that’s in the loom of the starter cable. I recall a braided line from trans right next to starter to body. I have that cable still. I should put that back on. Don’t recall seeing the ground from battery to fender to intake one.
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Ground cables are there for a reason !
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:29 PM   #15
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Ground cables are there for a reason !
haha true that!
i still cant get over your 3rd reason for problems on your other post you sent me. hah!
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OK, so apparently you have #1 and want to bypass the wiring to see if battery can spin the starter/engine. Put transmission in neutral or park, set hand brake. With a thick piece of insulated wire (or bare wire or screwdriver for the brave), momentarily touch/jump the large terminal on the starter to the smaller terminal on the starter. Do NOT touch that wire or screwdriver blade to bare metal on the starter or elsewhere while doing this, sparks will happen and things get REAL hot REAL quick, potential danger. The solenoid should kick into place on the flywheel and spin the engine if battery, connections, and starter are good.

The small wire/terminal at the starter should have positive voltage every time the key is held in the "start" position.

Voltage measure across the battery terminals while attempting to crank the engine should be over 9.6 volts a few seconds into trying with good battery and connections/cables.
Yesterday i tried this bypass/jumping method. Starter clicked once, that was it.
Got 12V on battery. Ran down the posi cable to engine bay, got 12v there to where the fusible links and starter cable connect to. Got 12 on both terminals on starter as well.

Could be due to the grounds and stuff. Also it being a crappy autozone reman starter.

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starter is crap. Starter grounds through it's mounting bolts, you can run a temp ground from a bolt on the engine to the frame to see if it's a ground problem, but i bet it's just a bad starter.

When I was having starting issues, before I replaced the starter I added a 4 gauge wire from one of the starter bolts to the frame didn't make any difference.

I did everything you have tried, bypassed the clutch switch, bypassed the relay, added another ground, in the end a new starter (NEW) fixed the problem.
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thats what im thinking as well. i read your post from the link you sent me. just wanted to make sure all my "loose" ends were covered and fix the ACTUAL issue befor ei bought another starter. but a new starter it is. gonna get those grounds covered today and on pay day, ill order a new starter.

got frustrated with this when i started the post. needed a level head and some guidance to figure this one out.
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I have a write up on replacing the starter also:

http://infamousnissan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35952
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Thanks man! i actually did the 240sx intake swap and makes getting to the starter from the top soooooooo friggin easy. 10 mins to take starter out and replace it.
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