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Date Registered: 06-2005
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Starter Motor Issues?


Hi all,

My 2005 manual exy (70,000ks on the clock) has just in the past week had starting issues.

The battery has plenty of charge but on the third or fourth start I'll hear the start motor spinning but the engine is not turning over - as if the starter cog/gear has not shot out and engaged.

So what do you think? Is my starter motor cactus? Is it another common issue?

If someone's replaced a starter, how much should I expect to pay?

Any help would be great.

Thanks

Danny
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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Danny
To me this sounds like the soleniod on the starter motor has gone.
Its job is to through the gear onto the flywheel to turn the engine over.
Might be an idea to call into an auto electrician to test it.

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Date Registered: 06-2005
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Thanks for the prompt reply Cooch,

I'll give one a call first thing in the morning.

Danny
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Date Registered: 11-2008
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i had a sorta similar issue not long ago, i started my car up in the morning one time, and didnt crank it enough times, then when i tried again the starter didnt engage with the flywheel.
sounded alot like trying to start the car, when the engine's already running.
i solved it by rolll starting it down the a hill, everything was fine after that...

but yeh i think yours is an electrical fault.
wouldnt cost too much to replace i dont think, the starter motor sits there in easy reach, its not that hard of a job.

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Hi guys, Just got the X Trail back and the auto electrician said the best way to go about it was to recondition the starter motor. Cost $286.

He said there was sand in it which is fair enough after having a flywheel replaced due to an ill-fated trip to Fraser and getting seriously bogged - leaving the motor running for the aircon for the kids and sand getting sucked into the bellhousing like a vacuum cleaner.

So it make sense that sand also got into the starter.

The only thing that didn't make sense to me (and tell me if you think the auto electrician BS'd me) is he said when he called after dropping the car off that there are no after market starter motors for xtrails and that a nissan one is $1,300!

That's when he said he could rebuild it for less than $300 so i said go for it.

I jumped on ebay tonight and someone from victoria sells them for around mid $200!

Also, in typical car mechanic fashion said to my wife the battery wasn't 100%, needed replacing and if it is running undercharge it may ruin the new starter. - She told him not to worry about it.

He also said there was still sand in the bellhousing which is also odd because when the flywheel was replaced Nissan (who replaced it) fully cleaned it out.

So I am wondering if he has no confidence in his reconditioned starter... I ponder.

Additional problem. The radio needs its code. I have had the car since new and the card it usually comes on has never been inside the car or the service book folder. Now I have no radio!
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You should have tried finding one from the wreckers.

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That's true mate but just didn't have the time. It's my wife's car and I would have been toast if it was off the road for the week until I got to the wreckers. emoticon
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If you ring Nissan and tell them your VIN no. or chassis no., they will give you your radio code.

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Thanks guys, was simple as can be. One call, gave them my rego and bam - I have my stereo back!
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Date Registered: 06-2009
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Hi all,

I'm reviving this old thread because my problem sounds like this:

quote:

hiimkam wrote:

i had a sorta similar issue not long ago, i started my car up in the morning one time, and didnt crank it enough times, then when i tried again the starter didnt engage with the flywheel.
sounded alot like trying to start the car, when the engine's already running.
i solved it by rolll starting it down the a hill, everything was fine after that...



Just got a call from my wife saying the car wouldn't start. It was making noises like kchhhhh (in the back of your throat!) and the engine wasn't turning over. Battery is fine.

By the time I got there 15 minutes later it started first time no problems!

Any ideas what this might be? I'll try and do the diagnostics thing tonight and see if I can see anything.

thanks emoticon

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