Question about 1997 Nissan Pickup
Cannot get the charger to charge. the battery and alternator is new. The alternator voltage output is only battery voltage. This voltage goes down when I start the engine so the alternator output may be nil. There seems to be only about three volts to the brushes. I removed the plug on the alternator and checked the voltage to the brushes while the engine was running (only about three volts. HELP
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vanett charging problem
red & white feed to alternator,fed from top terminal of capless bulb in charging light, had a break in it. This is in the plastic tube that goes across the front of the engine in a r/h/d/ vehicle.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
Check all grounds running from all electrical, If there is not a good contact this problem will occur, when you locate the ground surface take sandpaper or even a knife and scrape or sand the connector and the ground surface then reconnect it, It should return to normal if not then it could be a solenoid possibly but not sure
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
How long did the 2nd alt. last before it died? The voltage regulator is, I believe, attached to the alternator. Have u had the voltage regulator checked?
Posted on Jan 04, 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
that seems very, very low. almost what the battery voltage is supposed to be. actually i would say that's not charging and you need to replace the alternator. normal voltage output is 13.5-15 volts
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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