Question about Nissan Terrano
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Nissan Wont hold a charge
Hi. this is defiantly a slow or major drain that is occurring within this vehicle. Here is a test that you can preform that will help you find this battery drain so you can illuminate this issue.
--BATTERY DRAINAGE TEST PROCEDURE--
Using a 12-volt test light, hook one end to the negative battery post the other end to the negative battery cable you just disconnected. The test light will glow or "light" if there is a drain. If the "light or glow" is faint, that is probably normal draw for the clock or computer. If the "light or glow" is bright, then there is a large drain. That should be corrected. Now start removing and replacing the fuses one by one until the light goes out; that one will be the circuit with the drain. Remember to hold in the button in the door jam for the interior lights.
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Posted on Apr 23, 2009
SOURCE: 91 nissan terrano wont start
First things first; 1) check Terminals and make sure tight & clean 2) Make sure the batteries good 3) Make sure connection from battery to starter is secured 4) Make sure its not the starter clicking if it is change it. 5) Make sure starter relay is good located with all fuses!
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
Did you hear the one about the Terrano with a charging problem?
Just fix it by replacing the thermostat!
Seriously - check your temperature gauge does it take ages for the needle to barely get off cold? (and is the heater useless?)
The needle should get to just below half way in 2 or 3 minutes.
If the thermostat is stuck open, then the engine does not get up to temperature.
The glow plug control senses the engine temperature is cold, so the glow plugs stay on for an extended period of time (sometimes 10 to 15 minutes) - short trips particularly in winter, with more headlight driving - the alternator can't keep up with the current being drawn off and from time to time you will end up with a flat battery!
A thermostat is cheap, and easy to replace (three bolts and about a half litre of coolant - I pumped the coolant from the top of the radiator, and didn't spill a drop when the thermostat housing was removed).
Sure enough, as the engine temperature reached about 50C, the glow plugs turned off.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
Check the small wires that clip into the side of the alternator, they set the Field coil in the alternator and could be causing the issue. Also, how old is the battery? If it's bad the alternator will cook the voltage regulator because it will be at max out put all the time.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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