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96 nissan pickup battery ground

Ground in negative battery terminal keeps killing battery good alternator

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This is the same thing wrong with my 96 nissan pickup to i was 4 wheeling and it died and wouldnt push start....

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SOURCE: Battery and Alternator Good. Alternator not working. HELP!!!

djn, I believe you have some accessory that is on when the key is in the off position.
Check to make certain glove box light is not on when the glove box door is closed and the trunk light is not on.
If you have an aftermarket radio or any added accessories make sure they are not wired direct to battery voltage.
If all that checks out, disconnect the battery negative and connect a test light between the battery and battery cable. If the light is on you have a drain in the electrical system. Leave the light connected and begin removing 1 fuse at a time until the light goes out, that will tell you what component or circuit is draining the battery.
Last resort, you may have an alternator drawing the battery down.
Good luck and let me know.

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SOURCE: Battery is not holding a charge on my 2003 Nissan Altima.

You might have a parasitic drain on your battery. Meaning something isn't shutting off like it should be draining your battery. Your positive battery cable might be shorted to ground not allowing power to flow.

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SOURCE: alternator not charging battery on 2007 f-150

Replace the Alternator. Sounds like the internal brushes have worn out as you appear to have the correct feeds to it. If you are tempted to open the alt to have a look at the brushes, be careful as incorrect assembly can cause serious damage as can incorrect re-assembly. You can simply replace the brushes but I would advise against it as the copper rings the brushes rub on (the slip rings) will also be worn and require replacement, this is difficult if you do not have the experience. Also, the bearings should also be replaced as they will no doubt be worn too. Altogether a specialist job, so grab yourself an new or exchange alternator. if you have to get a second hand unit, have it tested BEFORE you fit it..

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SOURCE: 2002 ford escort zx2 negative ground harness

I am about to have the same problem with my 2002 ZX2. My shop called the Ford dealer and they can replace it for $450.00...
seems like an awful lot for a battery cable.

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Removing either battery cable, thereby taking the battery out of the circuit, with the engine running can cause the alternator to charge full tilt and destroy sensitive micro volt (computer controlled) components; and I've seen wiring harnesses go up in flame from it. You may have a module problem.

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96 nissan pickup battery ground

It looks as if you have a dead short in the alternator. Check that the insulators around the terminal are not broken or that the fibre washer under the nut that holds the terminal in place (the nut under the lead that allows you to tighten the outside nut up on) is not allowing the wire to touch the alternator housing If that is all ok maybe you need a replacement alternator

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This is usually caused by a faulty alternator.
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Check battery terminal voltage while motor running with headlights on or blower fan running.
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Ensure alternator and engine are properly connected to ground and the battery negative terminal.

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No power at all

Probably have ruined the battery. I suggest you replace it.

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