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Old 03-24-2018, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default 95 Nissan pickup slow to turn over

95 hardbody 2.4 standard 2wd

Starts but is slow to turn over every time.
New positive cable and fusible links
New starter a year ago
New battery and terminals
New negative cable
Grounds are good and no corrosion
Starter, alternator, battery test good

RPM gauge and stereo work intermittently which is why I think it's wiring now after all other fixes. Previous owner put in aftermarket steering wheel and its not secure. It wobbles. Mechanic says possible wiring issue between column and computer

What can I do?
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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Hmm. This is an odd one. Typically slow starting is gonna be due to the starter not having sufficient current flow to it. The causes of that are usually the cables or the connection points. Since you've tried all that I would suggest checking that the timing is set correctly. It's just a theory, but you could disconnect the ignition coil to see if that allows it to spin more quickly. Obviously it won't start, but see if maybe it spins faster. If it does, reconnect it and then check the timing. It should be at 10 degrees BTDC.
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Ok I'm kinda new to all of this and I know I have a distributor what am I looking for?
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Your distributor has 5 wires going to the distributor cap. 4 of them go to the spark plugs. The other one goes to the ignition coil. Disconnect the one that goes to the ignition coil. It will be the one in the center of the other 4. Then try to start the truck. Obviously, it will not start and run, but we want to see if disconnecting the coil wire allows the engine to spin over more quickly. If it does, we'll keep going down this path, if not, we'll try to figure out something else.
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Ok I will look into that. It may be a while because the truck is not with me for now. I will update when I find something out.
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I want to know the voltage reading WHILE the truck is cranking slowly.
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^^^ that too.
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