This is a '96 Nissan Pathfinder with a manual transmission.
On a few occasions, sporadically, over the span of a couple months, my pathfinder wouldn’t start on the first turn of the key… but it would on the second or third turn. When I say “wouldn’t start,” I mean I’d get a single click and that’s it… it wasn’t trying to turn over and failing. It wasn’t cranking at all. The stereo and lights worked fine though.
Then, on two occasions about a week from each other, it failed to start (as above) right after a short drive but started again without issue a couple hours later. On these two occasions, I tried turning the lights on and starting and did not see the lights dim, which would seem to indicate no juice was getting to the start motor at all I guess?
Now, it seems to have just stopped starting altogether.
The battery voltage seems fine. A little high even at 15V+ when measured with a multimeter.
Do these symptoms give any strong indications of what the problem might be? If I have a chance of fixing it myself, I’d like to do so. Otherwise, I’d like to have a good idea of what the problem is before having it towed somewhere.