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2003 Nissan Altima Question: my 2003 alt will barely move after jumping mechanic said alternator was bad

 

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brodee3167, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Long Branch, NJ, May 30, 2013, 08:12
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the problem has occurred twice had it towed to a shop who got it started and ran fine after that he said the alternator was bad had it checked but was told it was ok had to jump it again it barely moves when in drive

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    ziptie12 May 30, 2013, 09:20
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    How old is the battery? Has it been tested? No bad cell(s)?

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    brodee3167, May 30, 2013, 09:42
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    its good its only 3 months old

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    ziptie12, May 30, 2013, 09:59
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    How was it tested? Even new batteries can be defective!

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    brodee3167, May 30, 2013, 10:23
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    alternator and charging system was tested on a machine

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    ziptie12, May 30, 2013, 18:21
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    Starting wityh a fully charged battery(assume 12.5 volts) turn on the high beam headlights (engine off), and let it sit for twenty minutes and re-test the battery.Might show a bad cell.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13388 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper May 30, 2013, 12:49
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    AGREE WITH ZIPTIE

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