I have a 99 Nissan Altima manual transmission. Just put on a new starter and solenoid, battery is good (12.7v), replaced the starter fuse and still nothing, and I've checked the ground wires and cleaned the battery terminals. However, my car still will not start.
I've tried push starting and the engine turned over a couple times then shut down. The person behind me said there was also dark smoke coming out of the muffler. I thought it could be the ignition switch, but when I turn the key, everything else seems to work fine. The lights come on then go off when the key is fully turned. I do hear a buzzing or whirring noise from the starter when it's trying to start. Could it be the starter not engaging?