No start. I can hear starter spinning but engine doesn't crank

Asked by May 18, 2015 at 04:38 PM about the 2004 Nissan Frontier 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello all. Yesterday i tried to start my 04 4cyl manual tranny frontier and got a clicking
noise. After pushstrating it and driving to get a new battery... it started just fine.
Today, i tried to start it and the starter spins and makes a sound, but i do not hear the
engine cranking. The only thing that has happened in between this was trying to
program a keyless remote by putting key in/out of ignition several times, until i found
that my remote was missing the circuit board, so i gave up. Can this be related or is it
something else? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

3 Answers

40,575

Just to be sure, put a volt meter on your battery and see if it has 12 volts. You may have a bad alternator. If battery tests fine, rap the starter with a hammer a few times. Sounds like it's not fully extending to meet the fly wheel. If after rapping on it, it does work, I would replace it. It will fail on you eventually.

Upon further troubleshooting, my ears deceived me and it appears that the engine is cranking but i have no start. I guess my main concern now is if something can go wrong by trying to program the keyless entry remote several times. If not, then i guess its the usual spark, fuel, or air problem

40,575

If you have anti theft, you may have triggered something.

Your Answer

Frontier

Looking for a Used Frontier in your area?

CarGurus has 20,815 nationwide Frontier listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Nissan Frontier Experts

  • #1
    avatar666
    Reputation
    1,570
  • #2
    opetech
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    jmcalafactor
    Reputation
    340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
565 Great Deals out of 41,710 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Colorado
250 Great Deals out of 29,666 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford F-150
2,121 Great Deals out of 181,533 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Titan
211 Great Deals out of 19,369 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,132 Great Deals out of 181,503 listings starting at $1,898
Used Toyota Tundra
439 Great Deals out of 33,419 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Ranger
169 Great Deals out of 5,524 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Canyon
114 Great Deals out of 12,456 listings starting at $3,299
Used Dodge Ram 1500
402 Great Deals out of 10,657 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Xterra
77 Great Deals out of 3,304 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
790 Great Deals out of 67,770 listings starting at $1,350
Used Nissan Pathfinder
295 Great Deals out of 23,866 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
249 Great Deals out of 21,419 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
61 Great Deals out of 1,803 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Frontier For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 12,706 listings starting at $14,869
2016 Nissan Frontier For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 2,538 listings starting at $13,850
2015 Nissan Frontier For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 868 listings starting at $10,997
2014 Nissan Frontier For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 960 listings starting at $8,690
2013 Nissan Frontier For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 496 listings starting at $7,044

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.