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#1788 of 2771 Recharging problem but the alternator and the battery ok
Nov 21, 2005 (4:37 pm)
I own A 2003 Pathfinder and recently I started to experience an unusual problem.
I was driving one day and all of a sudden the car stopped responding. The engine was idling, but hitting the accelerator did not do anything. The car was just rolling. I pooled over and again hitting the accelerator did not do anything but the engine was still running. I put it in park and now the engine was responding normally, back in drive and again the engine would not respond. I stopped the engine and when I tried to start it again the battery seem to be dead and I couud not start it. I had to tow it home. At home I hooked the battery to a charger, recharged the battery and the car started like nothing happened. I drove it to Nissan Dealership; they tried to locate the problem but did not find anything. Just incase, thinking that I may have a bad battery I bought and installed a new one. For about five days and around 100 miles the car worked fine and then exactly the same happened again. I called a tow truck towed the car home recharged the battery and in the morning drove it to another Nissan Dealership. In this dealership they also could not find the problem.
Did anyone experience anything like that? I would appreciate any input on the matter
#1789 of 2771 Re: Recharging problem but the alternator and the battery ok [pathowner1]
Nov 21, 2005 (4:45 pm)
It sounds like your alternator isn't charging the vehicle. Your truck's been basically running on the battery alone. At some point the battery voltage drops too low for the computer to function properly and the ignition coil can't fire the spark plugs anymore.
What tests have you done to verify that the alternator is working properly? What's the battery voltage while the engine is running? (A voltmeter should register somewhere between 13.6-14.4 volts.)
If this happens again, next time have the vehicle towed to the dealer instead of going home first and charging the battery. If the dealer still can't find the problem, take the vehicle to a different dealer (or another licensed auto repair facility).
#1790 of 2771 Re: Recharging problem but the alternator and the battery ok [xplorx4]
Nov 21, 2005 (5:20 pm)
I did not do any tests but the two dealers Iíve been to told me that the alternator is fine.
#1791 of 2771 Pathfinder repair help
Nov 22, 2005 (1:56 pm)
Can anyone recommend a repair facility in the San Francisco (preferably North Bay) area? Thanks
#1792 of 2771 strange bird like whine from the engine on my '05 Pathfinder...
Nov 22, 2005 (6:37 pm)
I have a 2005 pathfinder 4x2 and there is a high pitched whine which appears to be from a belt or something spinning on the motor. The main problem is the noise doesn't happen all the times the motor is on. It's pretty loud and is kinda embarrassing. Please help.
#1793 of 2771 Re: Need an Opinion [rollem]
Nov 23, 2005 (1:19 am)
It's fairly easy to get inside the door. Keep your window down .Unscrew the pop up door lock button.Remove the handle on the inside,there are some screws underneath and in the area that you pull on, then slide it forward, also have to remove the power window controls etc..you'll need a thin, screwdriver to pry that up then unplug it.Then pull the door cover away from the door working from the bottom then up the sides, then push it up and off.The re-attach the window controls to put your window back up and you can pull away the plastic moisture barrier and your inner door is there. It's not as bad as it sounds, but that's what is involved.
#1794 of 2771 2005-Water and Noisy fan
Nov 23, 2005 (6:16 am)
Hey folks,we just purchased a new '05 Pathfinder.I noticed water on the drivers side floor under the mat and the fan is noisy.Took the truck to the dealer and they could not find a water source and they dont know what to fix in the fan.I read on here about a TSB for a blower motor cover but could not locate a TSB for it.They also said the sun roof drains were fine.Any help?Thanks.
#1795 of 2771 Re: Need an Opinion [rollem]
Nov 23, 2005 (1:29 pm)
Hi there; re my previous message. I just noticed yours is a '95. Mine is a '92. I was going to say you would also need to remove the plastic cover behind the lock release lever and the door pull slides backwards not forwards as I had previously mentioned. However I guess considering we have different years It my not be applicable.Still it's not an impossible job to do. Hope you get your problem solved.
#1796 of 2771 Re: 2005-Water and Noisy fan [gmv3793]
Nov 23, 2005 (3:52 pm)
The water on the floorboard could be caused by the AC condensate not being able to drain.
Try another dealer for the fan blower motor issue.
#1797 of 2771 Help Needed, Not a common Problem PF-2003
Nov 26, 2005 (10:20 am)
Hello Everybody, i'm new at this forum, and i would like to receive some opinions. I Have a Pathfinder 2003, 4WD, and i have a problem with the acceleration of the car, when i'm driving and i accelerate the car up to 2,500 RPM (it doesn't matter the speed that i'm driving) the acceleration just stops there, Automatically, and make me accelerate gradually, without exceeding the 2,500 RPM. Some local agency told me that i need to replace the computer, and the cost of it is 2,000 Dollards (Too high) do you had any opinion, or recommendation? I'll Appreciated very much.