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1995 Nissan Maxima that dies in cold weather only

Battery is 2 years old, tested with no problem. Even if I run car the day before, battery is dead the next day. No sound at all when I turn car on. It's almost as if it wears down from repeat turnons in cold weather. Last year had it charged for 2 hrs at gas station and that seemed to do the trick. Tried the same solution last week. My mechanic can't figure it out.

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    1. hi there i have same probs wiv my diesel van battery nissan sunny van after charging battery over night starts ok but a few hours later in freezing temps will turn engine over but no start tests ok in car by mechanic when warm but they are taking that reading from your warmed up alternator so battery acid level will be low replace battery and make sure its got enuf cranking amps per hour for your car cheers ****

  • rayec Nov 14, 2013

    the Nissan blogs refer to this as parasitic battery draw and older Nissans seem to be cursed by it. I still have not foudn the cause of mine and have put a kill switch on my batteryto disconenct power if car sits more than a day. Some folks found the cause of theirs. The light in the trunk or the light in the glove box staying on. They said the draw was not enough to get the notice of a mechanic but enough to slowly pull power from a battery, particulary an older battery. I put a new battery, new wires, new connectors, new alternator and mine stil ldrans if sittign more than a day. Never foudn the cause. Just easier ot disconnect the battery...



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I have this problem on my max as well i leave it running for a bit this solves my problem

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