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Old 09-23-2022, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Starter Problem 1998 Frontier 4x4, 2.4L, manual

(Solved) I was able to cancel the order and re-order the proper starter





Hi All,
I have a 1998 Frontier 4x4, 2.4L, with a manual transmission, and have developed a problem in the solenoid or the starter.

The symptom is, that the truck is attempting to start, but the starter drags as if the battery voltage was down, or there is a bad connection. This is an intermittent issue, as sometimes the truck will start normally.

I have come to the conclusion that it is either the solenoid or the starter.
The problem:

I have ordered a replacement starter, and not knowing anything about working on this brand, did not find out until after I ordered the replacement starter, that might be a difference between the starters, depending on whether it is a manual, or an automatic transmission. The starter I am getting, has no nose, and from further research, I have come to the conclusion that I have ordered the starter for a truck equipped with an automatic tranny.
It is probably too late for me to change my order, so can I swap the nose and ( maybe if necessary), the armature to make it work? Are the two starters so different that I need to order the other starter with the nose?

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Old 09-23-2022, 01:50 AM   #2
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Did you check the lockout switch at the clutch pedal? Got a VOM/meter? Check the switch for continuity.

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Old 09-23-2022, 03:04 AM   #3
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Thanks, but I removed the clutch pedal relay and used a jumper. That wasn't the problem, but I have left the jumper in because, when starting the truck, I hated to have to depress the clutch pedal.

I am 79, and the less things to aggravate me, the better
I am certain it is the starter or the solenoid, and am not going to bother troubleshooting it further.

The proper (manual) starter has been ordered.

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