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Posted: Nov 17 2018 at 6:43am | IP Logged Quote TonyH

2012 Frontier. Battery 3 months old. 30k miles truck.
I went to start it but I was lazy with the ignition and I let go of holding the key in the ignition start position right when it was about to start so it didn't start and made a little "puff" like it was about to at that split second.
Then when I went to start it again, the starter would not start just clicked. The lights were fine etc...
I wait 5 minutes, it started right up no problem.
This has happened only twice in a month so intermittent at best.
Not likely a dealer could solve it since not happening all the time.
The battery is new, when its running the battery guage says it's working. Should I troubleshoot the battery, or the starter or the starter relay?
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Posted: Nov 17 2018 at 12:57pm | IP Logged Quote lakota

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I'd try cleaning all the battery connections and grounds.
I had a Chevy that acted like that... it was a connection.

Good luck.. Don S..

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Posted: Nov 20 2018 at 5:49pm | IP Logged Quote frontierguy

Have seen the main battery feed to the starter be loose.
Can't remember what yrs., but there was a recall to
reposition the main starter wire.

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