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99 Nissan pathfinder le. I was driving and lost all power (lights, dash lights, hazards, everything). I had the alternator tested at auto zone and it was putting out +14. I replaced the battery and it started and ran fine for about a day. Then completely died again, I replaced the alternator and it started again but was only running off of the battery. I had the alternator tested on the vehicle and it showed that it was only running off the battery. I don't know what else to do. Could it be a fuse? Also none I my gauges work (rpm, gas or speedometer)

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You are throwing away money by replacing g parts that are likely just fine. Check for an ecu relay. My wife's 06 has an IPDM/ecu relay issue that will cause the vehicle to just die. It gets corrosion inside the contacts and cuts power to the computer. I had already purchased a spare for a couple dollars. Wife was close to home and car died, started back and was acting up. Swapped the relay in about 2 minutes and no issues since (several months now). Sometimes a small part can cause big problems. You can't just throw money at everything hoping to fix it. You need to do some research and troubleshooting.

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SOURCE: 95 pathfinder wont stay running and doesnt charge

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.

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Start the engine, and remove the positive cable from the battery, if it stays running your alternator is most likely o.k. because the engine stays running from alternator current once it starts.
I have had 5 of these trucks 1994 to 1997 and I have had to replace many batterys and alternators, and I have even gotten new alternators where the current was not strong enough, that will make the battery light stay on sometimes also.

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SOURCE: started out with headlights out then the speedometer, odometer, gas gauge, oil, battery, rpm's are not working, fixed the headlight was a fuse but other stuff still won't work.

sounds like your missing a ground somewhere.

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SOURCE: speedometer, gas gauge, odometer, rpm gauge not working

My gas guage, speed odometer and tempiture does not work
The speed odometre is reading 9999999 what should i do

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SOURCE: Everything works fine on my vehicle EXCEPT today

Check the fuse for those items that don't work.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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