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1996 Nissan 200SX Question: Engine just shut off at idle, then starter acting like it was not engaged?

 

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ripkarl, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Montclair, CA, August 29, 2013, 16:01
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Son said it ran great all day, 101 degrees out, then as he went to put it in park, it shut off, then wouldn't turn over, starter noises like a small grinding shriek, then 10 minutes later started right up and he drove it home, just don't want him getting stranded, does this sound serious or just a issue with a starter? Thanks Karl Also, we just bought this car with 150,000 miles on it and it looks great inside and out, so this is kinda throwing me a bit. Thanks for any help you guys can throw my way. CHeers!

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    August 29, 2013, 19:31
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    sounds like starter is going bad, take it out, bring it to your local parts store for testing..

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    ripkarl, August 31, 2013, 20:02
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    Thanks T bone, That seems to be the general thought by me gear head buddies. Cheers!!

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