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2000 Nissan maxima, lights dim badly and randomly will not start without a jump.

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Failed Battery-a possible

If you ever need a jump --don't --diagnose &
resolve the issues

Dim Lights: Poor Grounding
Corroded feed wiring-(voltage drop)
Failed Alternator

Won't Start: Battery
Failed Starter or Solenoid

Have to test your way to a problem

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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  • Shonda Dennison
    Shonda Dennison Dec 02, 2014

    Thank you. We had the electrical system tested and once the altenator failed and then it passed. Right now its dead stranded won't even jump, earlier today when I went to roll the window down my headlights almost completely went out and it almost died

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2014

    You have a voltage drop in the starting system if any lights go dim I would suspect the battery is done & not able to hold a charge & you have corrodes cables or a failed starter thus the voltage resistance Have to test for that condition

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2014

    The alternator will only come into play after the motor is running to charge the battery

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2014

    The alternator could have failed diodes & depending on system strategy you may be loosing some of the voltage to ground thru the alternator on cranking Have to check cranking voltage & current

  • Shonda Dennison
    Shonda Dennison Dec 03, 2014

    we checked everything! you wouldn't believe it but my cousin had a stroke of genius... the new terminal connections we put on a couple of weeks ago were painted, he narrowed it down to the positive battery cable and he decided to take all the paint off and not a single problem now! woo!! red paint caused me all this! lol

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2014

    Good job When you finally find a problem it can be a simple reason Sorry we couldn't guess at all the possibles

  • Shonda Dennison
    Shonda Dennison Dec 03, 2014

    thank you so much for your input!


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2000 Nissan maxima lights dim badly and randomly will not start with out a jump

Hi there
your problem sounds like your Alternator is playing up or your battery is shorting ,so the best thing to do is to take the car into the alto elect and they can test the alt and battery ,thats all it can be.

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