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1997 nissan maxima problem alternator was bad I replaced alternator two weeks later battery died I figure it was old and needed to be replaced replaced battery,worked for a few days then battery was drained. Nothing seemed to be left on, like lights or anything.when I jump start the car it started fine but using a meter i can see if I took off jumper cables the voltage would start at 13.4 then slowly just start dropping until the car would just died. Any suggestions. the alternater was a refurbished one. thanks

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Your voltage regulator is probably the problem. I do not know where it is. In some cars it is in the engine controller.

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Sounds as if you need the electrical portion of the ignition switch. The contacts inside are most likely worn out.

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are you sure the alternator is good? because it could be tricky ...The only other thing is the wire running back to battery pack to charge battery maybe disconnected

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I had my ignition switch changed and now my car works fine! Had the exact same problem.

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the rectifire in the alternator is not good,it that which control the voltage, u must replace the rectifire,and possibly the regulator is not working in the alternator

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