Question about 1996 Nissan Pickup
Truck starts losing power as i drive. first it lurches, trying to give me whiplash. then the lights start going dim. then it dies. My bro replaced the battery. I replaced the alternator. Then I replaced the battery terminals. It's still doing it. Monday I plan to take the battery and alternator to a parts store and get them tested. If they are good, then I plan to take my ohmeter and check wires. Is there anything I'm missing, that it might be?
You could be looking in the wrong place. generally a weak charging system will cause the engine to just die, and if you jump it with a dead battery and bad alternator, it'll run until you take off the jumpers.
with the way the truck bucks as you describe, I'd look at the fuel pressure, fuel filter, plugs, wires, and all other related components. this sounds a lot like a fuel or ignition problem, and not a charging problem.
charge up the battery before you take it in to be tested, if the battery and alternator test good, clean and tighten the battery cables on the battery side and the starter and ground sides of the cables. if the truck keeps doing the same thing after the charging system checks out, try a tune up.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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