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Flat batary hi has there been alot of problems with the nissan teranno having flat battary lately? ive changed 3 new battary and got starter motor rebuilt, chech all the wiring by a autosparky and it only last about a week then dead flat again. as though its drawing power somewhere, but with the tests on i cant see it losing power.do you have any sugestions?

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  • darren kirwan May 08, 2010

    just asking what makes them go flat in a couple of days? with no lights or anything on in the nissan

  • darren kirwan May 08, 2010

    i had the nissan run out of water the other day and parked it up then toped it up after work.. but i still have the check light flashing..iturned ignition off and on quite afew times thinking that may reset it. but no luck. then just read on here to disconect battary for about 4 hours to reset it..so dest the chech light usally flash after ther water has been put in and oil and everything else is ok?

  • darren kirwan May 08, 2010

    mmm no i dont..so its something ill need to get checked out then..i thought it was just a warning light and once the prob was fixed it would go out. so it will have nothing to do with it over heating then?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sorry but u do not have a clue here, the check engine light indicates a problem in the electronics of the engine or emission control system. do u have an owners manual?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    there is something on or the alternator has a shorted diode.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    none that shows on this site.

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Do you drive it everyday? Does it have any extra stuff on it like alarm system, anti-theft device? Get one of those floaty ball things that check the specific gravity of your battery acid. One dead cell is a dead battery. They will tell you a lot. And just because a battery is new doesn't mean it is good. I have seen a lot of good batteries dead! Also, check the water in the battery. also, check the alternator, it can't be charging. The light on? Something is killing your battery. If it isn't being drained, it isn't being charged up either. The clock can kill a battery in a few days. Check this stuff out. Hope it helps.

Posted on May 08, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks so much..i were just looking for someone to chat to on here..ive hadbattary tested wires resoldered, startermotor rebuilt..101 test on the thing sofar and cost more money every time..not even though the aultornator had been rebuilt and tested as well..i expert said there about a 90% chance its the reterfirer plate.sounds as though all the flat battary probs with the nissan had been the altornator..so ive just had a biger rectotfirer plate put in, and so far it seems to be doing the job.so you may want to pass that imfo on anfter it cost me a fortune to find it out.someone might as well get some help from it..the thing is it was only$180.00 if i knew that to start with it would have been great..lol"

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