Nissan Frontier won't start, clicking noise

Vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Frontier with 44k miles, 4 cylinder engine, automatic transmission.

When I turn the key I get a clicking sounds and the needles flutter around. I checked the battery and it’s reading 12.56 volts. Does this sound more like a Starter Motor? Solenoid? Keyd Switch? Wiring?

It may be dirty or loose battery cables, at the battery and the chassis and/or starter. It could also be a bad solenoid on the starter. I doubt the key switch, but anything is possible. But, it could be a bad starter relay if this truck is equipped with one.

Start with the easiest to check and work your way back. On some cars, I’ve seen where the battery cable goes to a junction where power is split before going to the starter. There have been issues with dirty connections at these junctions, too.

So how did it get fixed? I just had the same thing happen to my 2013 frontier.

I doubt the OP will respond after 10 years. A lot of people don’t post back even if they found the problem.

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