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Starter Solenoid ? (Car No Start)

ok, i searched, most ppl had problems but no one had the same symptoms.

Ok, once in a while before, i would turn the key and the car wouldnt start, i put it in N and it started.

Then it became that it wouldnt start in N. so i would shift it to N and back to P, turn the key and hold it there, after about 3 seconds it would crank.

Now, it wont start. no matter what.

No clicking, no turning, lights get power, dahs lights dont dim when i turn the key.

Haynes said the solenoid should click, but i hear no clicking, should i check the solenoid or starter? where are they ... i kno where the starter is. and is there anyways to check them ? i kno about hittin the starter working sometimes, or someone said they rocked the cars back and forth and that worked.

any thoughts?

no clicking ... no noise, no dimming

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PNP switch is toast.


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PNP ?

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Park Neutral Position Switch. Seems to be a theme from me tonight.


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Just so others can read...

H e L i X 0 3 1: whats the PNP switch?
H e L i X 0 3 1: im not down with the initials
Devin909: check thread
H e L i X 0 3 1: damn bastard
H e L i X 0 3 1: ur quick
Devin909: :-)
H e L i X 0 3 1: whats the fix? cheap ? any chance its the starter?
Devin909: Well only sure fire way to test if it is the starter is to bang on it with a screwdriver and hammer
H e L i X 0 3 1: so ive heard
Devin909: hit it while someone is trying to crank it over
Devin909: drink a beer too
H e L i X 0 3 1: lol
H e L i X 0 3 1: thats a big difference from starter to a switch? how would the switch fry ?
Devin909: well the switch moves everytime you move the shifter, the switch prolly just wore out over time
H e L i X 0 3 1: is that an easy fix? is there a way around it ?
H e L i X 0 3 1: like jamming a screwdriver somewhere next to the shifet?
Devin909: Not really, the PNP switch is attached to the transmission.
H e L i X 0 3 1: sounds pricey...
Devin909: the switch is about 40 dollars maybe 50


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anyone else have this problem?

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Seems you have an automatic. Thus, moving a car back and forth won't work. You're best bet is to take out the Starter core and bring it to an Auto Store. They have tools to check. If I'm not mistaken, I believe the Soleniod is located on the Starter. Should be one unit that you take out of your engine.
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its been a hectic day so i havent checked it uyet.. ima do it tomm

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^ my car hasnt started for days. I get no clicking noise.

is the solenoid a replaceable part?

the last few starts it sounded like the battery was going. it would turn over very slowly.

ideas?
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mine would dop the saame, it starts now after i hammered at it a few times. ill see if it still turns tomm ... but it worked. try hammering it from under

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thats what rev told me to do, and what my dad told me to do, so i guess its been around for a while

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Mine had the same problem my Dad fixed it for me one day while i was at work. So I never knew what he did. I had a 95 Altima
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yes, the solenoid is a replaceable part. it runs about $50. when you remove the starter assembly, it is attached to it. you can test it by removing the starter, and then removing the solenoid. (it's the smaller cylinder of the two). ground the case of the solenoid and apply 12v to the screw terminal. if it doesn't click, you need a new one.

i replaced my solenoid and brush assembly, but some of the contacts on the armature had broken off, and it got jammed again pretty quickly. i ended up just buying a new starter from autozone for $120 or something with a lifetime warranty.

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Devin909: Well only sure fire way to test if it is the starter is to bang on it with a screwdriver and hammer
don't be retarded. that only tells you it's the starter if banging on it with a hammer works. what if it doesn't work? that doesn't mean it's NOT the starter.

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