Car stalling after new alternator and battery installed?

Tiny
JTORR14
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  • 2011 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 94,000 MILES
This issue has happened three times in the past two months. I was driving on the interstate, and I was trying to accelerate but the car was just slowing down. The battery was functional for a few minutes (hazard lights were usable), and then everything shut off and I was not able to push down the brake to use the push button to start my car. I had it towed to a shop where they replaced the alternator and said the battery was fine, just needed to be charged. I left the shop and was on the interstate again when the exact same issue happened. I had the car towed home and purchased a new battery. After putting the new battery in, I had no issues with my car for around three weeks except for every once in a while my dash lights (brake and battery) would flicker but never fully come on. Yesterday I was on my way to work, and I was trying to accelerate from a stop and my car would not go faster than 2 MPH. I pulled over and turned my car off completely, the battery still worked at this point. I was able to let the car rest for around five minutes and then I started it up again and was able to drive around five more miles until it once again stalled while driving.
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 AT 9:13 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Did the battery fail the last time you drove it?

The idea that the lights flashed a couple of times leads me to believe there is a weak connection at some point. Are the battery terminals clean, tight, and free of corrosion? If you follow the ground wires, are they secure where they mount to the body and engine? Also, does the check engine light stay on while the engine is running?

Here is a link you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

Let me know.

Take care,

Joe
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 AT 10:47 PM

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