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

10 Answers

27,505

do you have a test light?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

no

i tried pypassing the clucth relay to no go

97,995

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

20,535

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
3,180

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
97,995

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,535

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

97,995

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

27,505

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sentra

Looking for a Used Sentra in your area?

CarGurus has 52,618 nationwide Sentra listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Sentra Questions

Nissan Sentra Experts

#1 L_R
L_R
Reputation 1,310
#2 Doran Harney
Doran Harney
Reputation 1,270
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
1,156 Great Deals out of 79,666 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Corolla
860 Great Deals out of 70,584 listings starting at $1,874
Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,099 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,757 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 24,380 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
652 Great Deals out of 43,504 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
826 Great Deals out of 46,086 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta
458 Great Deals out of 42,560 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Sentra For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 34,303 listings starting at $10,999
2016 Nissan Sentra For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 3,370 listings starting at $9,488
2015 Nissan Sentra For Sale
151 Great Deals out of 4,361 listings starting at $7,495
2014 Nissan Sentra For Sale
153 Great Deals out of 4,200 listings starting at $6,995
2013 Nissan Sentra For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,995 listings starting at $5,500

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.