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Maxima: 1997 Nissan Maxima gxe 5 speed no crank no start, just

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1997 Nissan Maxima gxe 5 speed no crank no start, just relay clicking. Any idea?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Hello Im Chris and I will assist you. Let me know when you are online
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm here
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
did you try banging on the starter as someone turned the key to crank?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes and nothing
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
do you have a trst light or dvom?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes both
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok can you get to your starter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
check the fat wire going to it for constant power. Then have someone crank and see if you get a signal to the small wire
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is power at the big wire, but I'm kinda on my own here can you just tell me what all I should check?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
it all depends on this check. I need to know if the signal from the key is coming
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I unplug the wire from the solenoid
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
if you want to you can stick the light in while other end is grounded you will see it even from inside
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No light
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
oh oh.... let me get a diagram
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
have patience with me im trying to find it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No worries thanks
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
what engine is in your maxima?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3.0
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
i need you to check for battery voltage on the back of the black/yellow wire on your ignition switch while cranking
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
so rear of switch bl/yel while cranking should have power
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
at the back of the switch?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On the switch side of the plug
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
oh ok you are at the plug.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
on the other side of plug does that wire turn black/white?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I am
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it dose
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok lets narrow tis down
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
you have auto trans right?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No 5 speed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Clutch switch has been bypassed
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
jumped bl/wh with bl/yellow on switch please check colors
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On the clutch switch?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
sorry my bad
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
switch is g/o and black
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes g/o and bk
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok you have a clutch interlock relay
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
let me see where it is but first i need you to check fuse 33-7.5a and fuse 17 -10a in junction box
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Both are good
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
do you have power at the gr/or of the clutch switch?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When cranking yes
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
can you see your fuse/relay box?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
i cant find a pic of it i need to check clutch interlock relay and theft warning relay
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
by passengers fender you see any abbreviations on relays for clutch or theft?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There's a clutch interlock relay
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
awesome you see a theft too?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
are there other similar relays?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the theft by passenger fender
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The clutch interlock is by the battery
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
not sure. take that clutch interlock and switch it with a similar one, just make sure the one you switch it with isnt an engine relay
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
try switching then cranking see if it works
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok can you find pin 3 where the interlock relay goes into?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
is that relay box marked?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it is
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
it has a black/white wire going to pin 3 of the interlock relay
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
i need you to check for power there while cranking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have power
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
wow while cranking? at the relay?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
pin3?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes sir
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ive never seen this before
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just my luck lol
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok pin 1 green/black has power? no need to crank
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
No just my luck lol
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No power at pin 1
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
really?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wait with key on
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok nothing on pin one
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok you see a relay that says theft?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anti theft yes
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok switch it with another relay and try to start
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
make sure its not the interlock you are going to use
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It cranked and stopped
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
disconnect battery and reconnect again
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
and crank
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
which relay did you change it with make sure its not asd or inhibit
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
use the horn relay
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Reconnected and nothing, used the wiper relay, horn relay is different
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok check power on pin 1 of theft relay should be with key on and power on pin 3 when cranking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Got power on pin one and on pin three when cranking
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
can you see the light green wire for pin 2
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not really
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
any way you can ground that pin with the relay in?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
actually hold on
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
yeah ground it
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
then crank
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
hello
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm workin on it
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ok make sure relay is in
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
also make sure car is in neutral because you jumped clutch switch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I got nothing
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
yeah i thought so
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
jump pin 3 to pin 4 and try to start
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still nothing
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
something here is wrong weve tested everything or maybe you have two problems. Im going to have to opt out and see maybe someone else can help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks for the help
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
I gave it my best shot. Good luck
Expert:  mike switzer replied 1 year ago.
hi my name is ***** ***** will jump in here and see if i can help. let me know when you are online and ready to go.

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