how do you figure out if power is getting to the starter?

Asked by Apr 01, 2013 at 05:31 PM about the 1994 Nissan Sentra SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i replaced battery ,checked starter and alternator, both were good still won't start

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28,655

do you have a test light?

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no

i tried pypassing the clucth relay to no go

101,345

I'm assuming you bypassed the clutch pedal safety switch. You're going to need a meter or test light to test for power.

21,485

take a hot wire from the battery plus to the thin wire on the starter solenoid ,and tap it to the terminal .if it energizes the starter you'll know power wasn't making the trip

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3,240

Do yourself a favor and spring for a test light, even wal mart sells em

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101,345

DO NOT test the starter with a wire unless the transmission is in neutral.

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21,485

learn by trial and error, love it ! its the error that is a bitch.

101,345

Not fun when you're stuck between the car and the garage wall.

28,655

yeah dont take a hot lead down to the starter. the chances of you not grounding it on accident are slim ya dont need to make sparks wild man.

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