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Re: nissan serena alternator
You must test first if your alternator produces output voltage (usually about 13.5V)
A test light is a simple but extrememly useful tool.
If you are trying to diagnose and troubleshoot an electrical problem, sometimes a test light can help you rule out possible causes much more quickly and easily than a DMM (Digital Multi Meter)
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when you jump a car, you sometimes have to let the other car charge your battery for 5-15 minutes, in the case that a dead cell in your battery is dragging power from the system(s). Try charging the battery with another car, then try the jump again. if still no, you have 2 main alternatives- get your battery checked and get your alternator checked. There are other issues that can cause this type of non-starting situation, but a dead cell in the battery dragging down system power or a bad alternator, leading to an extremely dead battery would be your 2 leading causes. Other possibilities are simple, like spark pulgs/wires, to huge, like a broken timing belt/chain
It looks as if you have a dead short in the alternator. Check that the insulators around the terminal are not broken or that the fibre washer under the nut that holds the terminal in place (the nut under the lead that allows you to tighten the outside nut up on) is not allowing the wire to touch the alternator housing If that is all ok maybe you need a replacement alternator
I just took my 1993 Nissan Serena with the same issue into a auto electrician. They took it apart and found it to be the speedometer driver is broken. Apparently very common for this vehicle. Two options: have it repaired or put in a second hand speedo, the latter is slightly cheaper but then your odometer will be wrong and it could break again.
wipers are basically electromechanical, the motor electrical/mechanical & the wipers mechanical. before replacing the motor, lubricate the moving parts first using standard oil or WD40,
check also the wiper fuse in the fuse panel, chances are they are blown due to a heavy load to the wiper motor brought about by friction because of absence of lubricant in the mechanism.
check for broken wirings leading to the wiper motor
wiper motor replacement necessary if the above solution don't work.
You may have a burned out 'fuse link' in the heavy wire running from the alternator to the starter solenoid (+ battery cable side). Check for proper charging by measuring the battery voltage with engine running--it should measure 13.5 volts DC to 14.5 volts. If it reads 12.6 or less volts, it is not being charged. Read the voltage at the heavy wire connection on the back end of the alternator--it will read about 18-20 volts if trying to charge. The voltage regulator can be defective causing no charge from the alternator. Take the car to Autozone or similar business that can assess the condition of the alternator for free (they want to sell you a new part if needed).