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95 pathfinder wont stay running and doesnt charge

I have a 95 nissan pathfinder. recently replaced alternator and battery. ran for a couple weeks. now will not stay running after it is started. battery drains after it is started. battery has been checked at oreilleys and check good. alternator tests good on their tester but in the car i drop voltage when it starts and runs. it wont run around the block and i have to charge the battery after it dies cuz it wont start again. after we installed the alternator we had it tested at oreillys and when the engine was revved it showed 13.5v and said good.
oreillys said to put alternator back in vehichle and bring it up. problem is, it wont run long enough to get there. any ideas?
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  • Joshua0394 Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem as well. Replaced both alternator and battery however truck wont stay running. Both battery and alternator have been checked my local advanced auto parts. Newer problem is a grinding sound. Can hear it really good standing over the motor yet not at all under the car. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    1995 nissan pathfinder wont stay charged tried all grounds, new altenator and battery nothing works

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    1995 Nissan pathfinder not charging tried new altenator, checked grounds, and new battery please help nothing has worked or helped

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    why wont truck stay running

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Check all grounds running from all electrical, If there is not a good contact this problem will occur, when you locate the ground surface take sandpaper or even a knife and scrape or sand the connector and the ground surface then reconnect it, It should return to normal if not then it could be a solenoid possibly but not sure

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Not sure what the issue is as a motor, unless you are running all your accesories should run off the battery for abit.

quick test. put a completely charged battery in the vehicle. start it up.... unhook the battery.... if it dies.... alternator.... if it keeps running battery.

Robert

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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