Home Auto Repair How to Repair a Starter on a 1992 Nissan Sentra

How to Repair a Starter on a 1992 Nissan Sentra


The starter in your 1992 Sentra is a small electric motor that mounts against the flywheel on the engine. It’s controlled by the ignition key and when functioning correctly turns the flywheel to start your Sentra’s engine. The starter wears as it ages and often suffers from electrical damage. Common signs of a defective starter include rapid clicking and longer than usual crank times. You can remove the defective starter and install a new one in your 1992 Nissan Sentra at home. The repair should take 40 to 50 minutes to complete.

Tools Used: Tools, Socket wrench set

Repair a Starter

Raise and support the hood on your 1992 Sentra. Loosen and remove the black cable from its post on your battery with a socket wrench. Position the black cable completely away from your car’s battery. Locate your Sentra’s starter motor at the rear of the engine compartment. The starter mounts at the rear of the engine where it meets the transmission. It resembles a large metal pill and sits diagonally across from the brake fluid reservoir.

Follow the thin black wire connected to Sentra’s starter. About three inches away from the starter the wire leads to a small, rectangular wiring harness. Unplug it. Remove the nut from your solenoid holding the second wire in place with a socket wrench. Put the nut in your pocket and slide the wire off the solenoid terminal.