My car’s been having a little trouble, and I’m trying to figure how to handle it in the most cost effective way.
The car is a '95 Nissan Sentra with just over 100K miles. Starting to have its share of problems here and there, but not falling apart yet. I’d say its been kept up a little below average, but definitely not “beat”.
Yesterday after work it wouldn’t start at all. It was working fine up to that. I’d put the key in and everything would happen like it was supposed to except the car wouldn’t even try to turn over. All the lights and electrical stuff would come on, so the battery was definitely fine. Only problem was absolutely nothing as far as the starter trying to get the car going.
I had my buddy pick me up from work, but on our way out we decided to try it one more time in case he could guess what was wrong. It started perfictly fine then, nothing wrong whatsoever.
I drove it home and made a few errands last night with no problems. This moring I made a few more errands, starting and stopping no problems. Then, on my last stop the same problem happened again today. Now its sitting in a parking lot walking distance from my house and won’t start again. Everything else is fine. I plan on going back in an hour or so, and half expect it to start up fine.
Any guesses as to what’s happening here? Any way I can avoid costly reparis, and do something myself? I’d be glad to supply more information or answer any questions if necessary.
Thanks a lot for your help.