Having problems with your 1997 Nissan Pathfinder ?
Cranks but wont start - 1997 Nissan Pathfinder
On top of the starter \012there is the starter solenoid. There is a black/yellow wire going to it.\012 With the key in the START position, there should be power there. If \012there is, you have a bad starter. Sometimes tapping it with a hammer \012will get it working again.
If the starter checks \012out, let's go under the dashboard. On the clutch pedal is a switch with a\012 two pin connector. Unplug the switch and jump the two terminals Now try to start it. if it starts, the clutch pedal switch is bad.
If\012 not, check the light green wire for power with the key ON. If there is \012no power, We go to the Clutch Interlock Relay. The CIR is located under \012the hood, near the battery. It is either a large blue or black relay \012with two, two pin connectors.
In my experience this \012is the most likely cause of the no-start condition. I have replaced \012quite a few over the years. In fact, have several in my tool box that I \012use for testing. Ground the light green wire and try to start the truck.\012 If it starts, then there is a break in the light green wire between the\012 relay and the clutch switch.
Check for power at the \012black/yellow wires of both connectors. You should have power there. If \012the starter and clutch switch check out, and all the fuses and fusible \012links are good and you have power at the indicated wires, replace this \012relay.
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