Question about 1997 Nissan Pickup
4 cyl 2x4 battery light on dash stays on constantly-will start with jump from another vehicle-will stay running until cables are removed then engine dies-battery is certainly not charged-after cables are removed and engine dies has no electrical power at all-does anyone know about alternator diode?-I dont want to replace alternator if it is just the diode
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.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
But because you can start the vehicle with a jump .. you don't use the alternator to start the vehicle and it stays running means that there is least a problem with the battery. Have the battery tested to see if it will at least hold a charge .. then go for the alternator
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
If u cant find any info about the diode try a used alternator should b cheap fix
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Sounds like real dirty connections or broken wire somewhere try cleaning first
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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