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I have an 01 infiniti i30 sith starting problems. No start

Customer Question

I have an 01 infiniti i30 sith starting problems. No start no crack. We have replaced starter, altinator, battery, (-) battery terminal. I have a starter silenoid on the way. Ok so, we was able to start car by sticking a rod between 2 bolts on silenoid for awhile but it stopped, was able to jump start with another vehicle for awhile but that stopped working, now we can put rid in silenoid again. I'm so lost
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: Just one click each time we try
JA: Are you fixing your I30 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: My self and my husband. We have replaced the starter, altinator, battery, (-) bathery terminal
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It's been a year since we replaced starter but I have a silenoid for starter on its way
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. check the solenoid wire for 12vdc while someone is holding the key in start position.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok we go a 0.1
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I don't have $26 for you to call sorry.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok then its not the solenoid

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

just ignore the pop ups

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

pull the starter relay, and jumper 30 to 87 0n the relay plug with key on and see if it cranks

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

actually its called the park/neutral position relay

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Where is start relay there is 3 fuse boxes under hood
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

standby i knows its relay box 2, but ill get the location

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

relay box2

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

believe its this one

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Idk
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

inhibit

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

if its numbered, jumper 6 to 7 .......

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We tried a paper clip and couldn't we are going to try with something alittle bigger
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It didn't do anything
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What should we try now
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

check for 12 volts in position 6 with the key in start

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
1.64
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

wow. ok. please standy, have you checked those highlighted fuses?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I signed up for free trial
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

what do you mean by i signed up for a fre trial??

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Nevermind sorry
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

i have nothing to do with that

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

you never answered my question,,,have you checked those highlighted fuses?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What highlight fuse
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

the sames ones i sent before

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok. I will if I can find them
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

the fusibloe links are in the circled box and the other one on the interior panel

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

i cant tell from those pics if any of the links are broke. you should be able to look through the plastic covers and tell

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
In the inhibit fuse number 1 showed 12 v
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

have you tried to start it in neutral?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Do I need to take the inhibit fuse out
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not working either way
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

not the inhibit fuse, its a relay

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

yes you have to pull the inhibit relay out

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok so which one I'm confused about relays is it called a inhibit relay
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

a relay id a big square box looking thing the you cant see through

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok I have that then. And I tried to start car in park with relay out with paperclip and I tried to start in nuetural that way and with relay in both ways and no start
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm still checking fuses
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok then you need to do a continuity test of the wiring from the ignition switch connector to the inhibit relay plug

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok how do I do that
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

you have to gain access to the ignition switch connector first.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No working on that almost there
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

on the igntion switch disconnect the connector then put one meter lead on postion 3(black/red wire,) and the other lead on the relay position 1. set the meter to ohms and tell me what you read

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
69.4
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

that cant be right

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

you have the relay pulled. the one lead stuck in position 1 hole and the other lead on the ignition switch connector(unplugged) on the black/red wire n position 3? there are 2 black/red wires so make sure you are on the correct one

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ill be back on in 20 minutes.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I got 1
Customer: replied 1 month ago.

My number is ***** XXX XXXX

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
On 2000 ohms it reads- flash back and forth from -1 to - 753
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
On 200 ohms it flash -63.1
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
20 ohms reads 10.2
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry -10.5
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

im back. give me a minute to look at these numbers

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok, you have to request a call, im not allowed to make the call unless its requested. pull the fuse #20 on the interior fuse panel and read continuity from one side of the fuse contact to the same wire on the ignition switch

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
With v or ohms
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ohms

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
7.0
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

thats too much thats a direct shot from the connector to the fuse..should read 0.2 max

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok let me check again. I just put one on it and leave the other one. Not on anything
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

now read from the other side of where that fuse goes to position 1 on the relay

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

you have to have each lead connected to something.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
2000 ohms reads 006. 200 ohms reads 7.0
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok thats no good.

now read from the other side of where that fuse goes to position 1 on the relay

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
200 ohms reads 4.2
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok now disconnect the connector on the neutral safety switch and read from the same side of the fuse to position 1 on the relay plug again.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ill send you the location of the nss

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

location

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is that under hood or internal
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

its under the hood on the external part of the transmission

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Right or left side
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I got 0
Expert:  Jay replied 1 month ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Do you still need help with this issue?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Jay replied 1 month ago.

Do you have a volt meter? Also will you be available later this evening around 7:30 pm EST? That is when I will be online for the night..

Let me know

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I won't have the vehicle tonight and I have a digital multimeter
Expert:  Jay replied 1 month ago.

Ok, The gray plug going to the starter, when the key is in the Crank Position, do you have battery voltage there?

Expert:  Jay replied 1 month ago.

I will try to work with you on this now if that is ok?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
11.99
Expert:  Jay replied 1 month ago.

That is good...

Do you get a signal click when you try to start it? The starter does not engage right?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
one click and no crank
Expert:  Jay replied 1 month ago.

I can tell you that if you put after market starters in the car, they bench test good cause there is no load on them. But as soon as you put it in the car, the starter may not be able to handle the load to fully operate and turn the engine over.

Since you getting voltage on the request signal wire, I am sure you have constant voltage at the 12 mm nut on the starter solenoid. I would get a starter from the dealer, that is most likely the issue.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok. Thank you
Expert:  Jay replied 1 month ago.

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