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Nissan Pathfinder, Electrical
Mar 27, 2010 (10:41 am)
I have a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder that wont start up. The engine sounds like it is cranking but it never actually starts. The radio and windshield wipers in the car come on but the headlights stay off. The security system randomly goes off too. All of the sudden the little red light comes on and ding goes off in the car and they next thing you know the horn is going off. are these problems related? If so how can I fix them? The most important thing is I get it running so I can get to work.
#63 of 102 '95 Pathfinder Shorted Out- Won't Start
Mar 30, 2010 (2:22 pm)
I was driving home from school as i applied the gas all gauges except fuel went dead and car was stuck in 2nd or 3rd gear. Pulled over because I had no torque. This has happened before after doing donuts due to fail safe in tranny after excessive wheel spin and usually I turn the car off and the tranny resets. So i tried this and went to turn the car back on and had nothing no clicking or anything. Checked fuses and the meter fuse was popped after i replaced the fuse and got a jump car started up and I barely got it home before it shorted again. Took altenator out wasn't the problem. I tried replacing the fuse multiple times and every time the key is turned to the on position the fuse blows. The fuse is called meter and after calling the local dealer we determined that fuse controls the gauges. My neighbor an electrician and I took apart the whole dash looking for the problem after my neighbor tested we determined it is the white wire with black stripe coming out of the meter fuse that controls gauges and warning lights that was shorted out. Any Ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated to get me back on the road.
#64 of 102 Fixed '95 Pathy
Apr 10, 2010 (6:27 pm)
Found the wire I thought was shorted ended up it was just a loose wire behind the fuse box!
#65 of 102 Silent death.....
Apr 14, 2010 (8:19 am)
I have a 96 PF with a 3.3L engine. Had a no start issue a week ago....no clicking....no cranking....nothing. Lights were bright and didnt dim when trying to start car. Radio and clock work perfectly. Checked connections as well as I could without tools as I was away from home. After 10 min and as many attempts to start it, I jiggled the shift lever and car started. No other issues since until yesterday. Almost didnt start. Sounded sluggish and weak, but started after a few seconds. Today car wont start at all. Same symptoms as a week ago. Jiggling shift lever doesnt help. Attempting to start in Neutral doesnt work. Jumping battery doesnt help. Any ideas?
#66 of 102 Silent Death Reply
Apr 15, 2010 (4:58 pm)
Sounds a lot like my problem I had a while ago... Is there a fuse blown? And my second question is do your gauges still work? The fuse i would think is blowing is named the meter fuse and that controls all gauges and indicator lights. Turned out to be just a loose wire right behind my fuse box! Trim is very easy to take out and take the fuse box out.
#67 of 102 Re: Silent Death Reply [moto915]
Apr 19, 2010 (12:16 pm)
Well, it turns out it was my starter. I wanted to check it first, but couldnt reach it. So, after jacking up the car and finding out there was juice reaching the starter, a couple raps got the sucker turning again. Thanks for the input!
#70 of 102 Re: Silent Death Reply [troink]
Apr 19, 2010 (4:51 pm)
Glad to hear you figured it out. My starter went out a couple years ago while we were Pheasant hunting. Luckily we limped it home. Just a bit of a heads up if you have to replace the starter our mechanic said he had to practically pull the whole engine out just to get to it.
#71 of 102 Re: 93 nissan will not start, just clicks [lacanadio]
Jul 08, 2010 (10:11 am)
I have the same problem with 87 Pathfinder. I have low voltage below the relay. Where can I find the pages that describe this fix. Where do you install the relay? Does replacing the solenoid wire help.