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Help New starter new Battery New alternator Nissan Titan Se

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Help New starter new Battery New alternator Nissan Titan Se 5.6l . sound like solenoid But new one came with the starter
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Also a new solenoid came with the new starter. Dose this Titan have starter relay ? if so would it make it sound like the solenoid is bad?
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

Hey there, thanks for the question.

What is going on with the truck?

Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

There is a starter relay built into the IPDM, but they don't fail very often.

Can you give me some symptoms of what is going on? Are you turning the key to START position and getting a single click? or what?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

are you there?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok new starter New Battery New alternator a new solenoid came with new starter. But it make a sound like its the solenoid is b
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
if you could give me a call at ***-***-****
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

i got that already.

I need to know WHY YOU THINK IT SOUNDS LIKE THE SOLENOID?

WHAT HAPPENS when you try to start the engine?

DOES IT CLICK ONCE? does it click fast? does it crank? what DOES IT DO?

Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

I am not in a position to talk right now, too loud in here.

I could call in the evening when not in the shop, otherwise we can chat like this.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it doesn't crank at all
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it just click
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

1 click? or lots of clicking?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
does it have a starter relay
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

Yes, as I mentioned earlier its INSIDE the IPDM which is located on the passengers side behind the battery by the firewall.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1 click
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
IPDM what would it look like
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
is it a fuse?
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

Here look at this

Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

If you have a BLACK ipdm like the one in the picture. Your starter relay is not serviceable or removable.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok got it
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
would the relay stop it from turning over
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

The diagram on the left is for the arrangement on the white IPDM's in the early titans 04-07.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
its black
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

If your getting a click then your Starter is likely bad.

Do you have a voltmeter? we can test from the IPDM and see if its the starter.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No I don't
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have both two new starters
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
something happens
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

The starter is located under the intake manifold? are you saying you replaced the starter?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I take the old starter and had checked it check out ok
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
change it yesterday
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the new starter did the somethimg
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

you need a volt meter then so we can diagnose this properly.

For the starter relay to energize you need a signal from the ignition switch to the IPDM and you need a a park/neutral signal from the transmission. Then this will enegrgize the starter relay and allow you to get 12v to the small wire on the solenoid.

Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

if you have 12v at the small wire and the engine doesn't turn, it can only be 3 things. Either the battery is too weak, the starter is bad, or the engine is seized.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok Thank anyway
Expert:  Jake replied 10 months ago.

Your welcome, if you need anything else let me know.

If not, just be sure to leave me a rating so the site credits me for my time.

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