Question about 1999 Nissan Sentra
Lately, my brake and battery light have been coming on and off. It goes on when I turn on the car and then once I start driving they go off. At times it just starts flickering on and off. There are times it doesn't come on at all then all of sudden reappear. I recently changed the alternator in September and I just put a new battery in it last week. Also, when I turn on the car to warm it up it makes this loud strange noise for about a second then goes away. Is this normal? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated it.
When the brake light and battery light come on at the same time on a Nissan, it is most likely the alternator. Perhaps you got a faulty alternator or it has failed already. Another possibility is a bad connection from alt. to batt.
Posted on Sep 24, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Flickering Lights
You do need an alternator. Nissan has a campaign on Maxima alternator in certain years such as 96-98 I believe. Go to your friendly Nissan dealer abd have them punch your VIN number into the NNA net. they will know and that will tell them if your vehicle applies by the VIN. I have seen the alternator on fire. There was fire inside of the alternator. Have it checked or the car can catch on fire.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
i assume this car is automatic the o/d light is the overdrive light which is controlled by a little button on the gear select lever and usually service engine light comes on when it is due to be serviced like every 5,000 km or so hope this helps regards Jim
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Ther e is a chance your injectors are leakin g down and there is excess fuel in the cylinders. Not a good thing. So, you fuel pressure and injectors need chkg. good luck
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
SOURCE: electrical short
Your problem is pointing to the alternator. Since you say the alternator is only a year old, the I would check the tension on the belt (deflection should be about 1/2 an inch), and the belt itself. Your problem most likely lies in either the belt, belt tensioner (if applicable), or alternator.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
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