Question about Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

I have a Hitachi alternater from a Nissan Sentra 1500 from 1984. I'm going to use it in a small garden tractor. But I'm not shure of how I shall connect the "S" terminal on the alternator. If it should be connnected direct to the battery + pole ore what?? Thanks in advance Erik Velgaard

Posted by on

  • erik402 Jun 09, 2011

    I can't get it work. Could it be because it has lost its magnetic remanence? Could it be fixed, if I put a pulsing D.C. on the rotor in the right direction? What else could I do?
    Thanks in advance



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Nissan Master
  • 8,522 Answers

Hi, that is the sense wire and would normally go to the accessory bar of the cabin fuse box. It doesn't matter so much in a tractor. If you have an accessory buss, that is optimal. Otherwise, I would connect it to the ignition--like the coil circuit or positive coil terminal. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on May 19, 2011

  • 2 more comments 
  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Jun 09, 2011

    most alternators use a stator coil rather than a permanent magnet. If it isn't working, maybe the diodes have blown out. Have it tested at your local car parts chain. If it doesn't pass, maybe you can get another used alternator at a salvage yard.

  • erik402 Jun 10, 2011

    Good morning "jturcotte" and once again thanks for your reply.
    Of course the alternator have a rotor coil, but I thought, that it needed a little remanence to "boot" it. Where should it otherwise get its initial magnetism from, via the lamp?
    The alternater have been stored in my garage for about 12 years, so I thought may be..
    I have checked the diode bridge, its ok.
    Best regards

  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Jun 10, 2011

    Sorry, I'm not an expert on exactly how alternators work. I don't think storage would affect it. The other thing you can check is the brushes. Use a pencil eraser to clean all the contacts, including the rings on the armature.

  • erik402 Jun 10, 2011

    Hello again "jturcotte" - just thanks for your recommendations. I have checked sliprings and brushes.
    Best regards and stay well



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Nissan atlas alternater exaust brake hoses diagram

what kind of back hills tractor you got?? exhaust hosesoff the alternator??is this a trick question made up for someones sick amusement???

Dec 25, 2013 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Were is the alternater on my 1997 nissan sentra

You cant miss it, its right on the other side of the left fan.

Dec 03, 2012 | 1997 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Ihave problem wit my car it not chargin nissan sony 1985

simple solutions: battery won't accept the charge: take to orielly's and have them test both your battery and alternater. take both pos and neg terminals off and clean them, with coke-a-cola if you have nothing else. check the connection to your alternater to see if it is loose? good luck.

Aug 27, 2012 | 1985 Nissan Sentra 2 Door

1 Answer

Stuck release cable on 2002 nissan sentra

For nissan not coming out of park mode,check the help links provided.Click the link below and go through the troubleshooting procedure :----2002 Nissan sentra will not go out of park mode? Nissan Sentra stuck in park?
----------This will help.Thanks.

Feb 17, 2012 | 1995 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Computer box problemleads to?

Is this " mechanic" not diagnosing and scanning the issue ? Sounds like a new parts fitter.
On those Nissan 4 cylinders with higher mileage they have been known to have an issue sounding like you explaining caused by the timing chain getting stretched a little too much causing an issue with your timing. Hence misfiring. Now I must say that there are other things that can cause misfiring too. For instance fuel. Have him hook up a timing light and see if it is firing after top dead center. If yes .. could be a stretched timing chain. Hope this helps
Good luck

Nov 03, 2017 | 2001 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

I have nissan sentra b15 2001 the car starts but do not exlarate , the scaner detect the air flow sensser is bad , i got new one but now the car cranck but wont start yes i have spark

did you replace it with new one, or used one?? also have you replaced your air filter and used NISSAN only air filter. something tells me that you had non nissan/aftermarket air filter installed and that is why your air flow meter failed. you need to use nissan air filter ONLY in your model nissan. sentras do not like non nissan air filter, because non nissan filters are not coated in small amount of oil and let foreign particals / dirt go pass the filter and that will fry your $500 air flow meter.

Sep 16, 2011 | 2002 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Troubleshooting alternater for 1997 nissan sentra - alternator is good and battery is good also ,but it still will not keep the battery charged while running

Check the wiring between the alternator and the battery, especially at the battery end there is a fusable link there that might be blown.

Dec 06, 2009 | 1997 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Where is the thermastat located on a nissan sentra 1999

right underneath the end of the top radiator hose in a small housing unit with two bolts

Oct 19, 2009 | 1999 Nissan Sentra

2 Answers

Trunk leaking

I'm not sure how you know the weatherstrip isn't leaking,here's what i would do.With a trusted helper,get in the trunk and latch it.Have the helper spray the entire trunk area with a garden hose while you watch for any water leaks.That's the best way to check the weatherstrip for leaks,and it is likely that's where the leak is coming from.

Aug 23, 2008 | 1996 Nissan Sentra

2 Answers

Nissan sentra ser spec v

free the engine from the compressor and then remove the plug then first insert the drive belt on the smaller pulley side and after that try inserting the belt on the larger pulley side slowly by rotating the pulley slowly by stretching the belt with a rope

Jun 09, 2008 | 2005 Nissan Sentra

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts


Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides