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We have a Nissan Terrano 53 reg, 2003 4X4. Every winter we have trouble getting the car to start, only this time last year we changed the battery. The slightest cold and the car won't work. Is it the battery or is it something else? What is the heaviest battery power we can use? Would that make a difference?
Make sure your battery connectors are clean it does not take much corrosion to stop the full current being available. Generally the more plates the better but I am assuming you are getting a decent battery, most carry 3 year warranty and many have the sight glass indicator if it is green the battery is good if it is black get another under warranty.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It reads like a 'draw', a 'short', or a parasitic current draining your battery. All batteries are weakened by cold weather, so the combo just isn't good for it.
You must have a fresh known good battery that is now fully charged. To check it, start your car with it, then DETACH THE BATTERY every time the car is parked.
Until you fix it completely you can also get a trickle charger to keep your battery in shape overnight, and get a portable booster battery for safety. There are many models, they look like this.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
SOURCE: 4 WHEEL DRIVE DONT WORK
first off your heater dial swithc is buggered. and as for the four wheel drive is it all electric diff locks or do you have to get out and lock hubs in etc?
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
Don't have a good answer to your problem but the items I'd change would be the coolant temp sensor and the manifold air temp sensor if yours has one. Both will influence the condition you have posted. Also, the rpm's you noted are on the high side of safe on normal cold starts but because in extreme cold the engine oil takes a while to get where it needs to be, I'd consider using a good synthetic. It flows easier and stays on parts without draining off, giving a bit more protection.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
i have got 2.7 turbo thats lost power ive changed fuel filter but when you put your foot down it blowing heaps of smoke ??
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
It should be enough for that size engine. That is 550 AMPs for 30seconds in 0 degrees. Most cars have batteries twice the power than they need. It helps run the accessories like lights and radio. If your car has trouble starting right away, you may want to get the strongest one that you can fit in there. If it runs fine, then I wouldn't worry about it.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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