My car is a 97 Nissan Sentra GXE (4-cyl, 1.6L) manual. It won’t start. I put the key in, turn it–all the lights come on, but it won’t crank, turn over… nothing. It died, then started again Sunday morning. I drove it to work Tuesday, and it died in the lot… as in, it wouldn’t start again. It’s still in the lot at my job, and I figure I’d give it one last try before having it towed to the Car Cemetery.
Reading forums online, I see a few cases of the same thing. One suggested solution is the Neutral safety switch, the other is the solenoid on the starter (??). I looked everywhere for the solenoid, don’t see one, so I assume it’s on the starter. I have NO clue where the Neutral safety switch would be–I see nothing on the transmission and nothing under my dash as was noted in these forums.
No one came back and posted a resolution that it was one thing or another.
Does anyone have any idea? Is it one or the other? It appears this may be a Nissan-Personality thing… I’m just trying to keep my Rusted, Dying Love running till I can replace it. (It also has a leaky oil pressure valve, but the oil level is fine, if that makes a difference.) Thanks in advance for any help.