Battery

Tiny
JSILVA232
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  • 1999 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 169,000 MILES
Why does my car almost die when I use too much electricity?
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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 AT 7:28 PM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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Your alternator is weak or the battery cables are bad (+ and -). First measure voltage at the bat with engine running and as many accessories on as you can. If voltage is below 13, check cables. If cables are good, have alt tested.
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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 AT 7:51 PM
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JDL
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Just about everything on your vehicle needs voltage to run. Without at least 10 volts or more available to electronic systems, the vehicle may not even run.
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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 AT 7:55 PM

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