• Tiny
  • chuck16
  • 1996 Nissan Altima

Electrical problem
1996 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 119026 miles

The car wont start without a jump but it starts right up wen the cables touch the post it wont stay started if its in gear unless my foot is on the gas. Battery or Altenator?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 AT 1:28 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,976 posts

Hi chuck16,

It is difficult to understand your situation.

If you start the engine and let it idle, will it stall without the aid of the jumper?

What is the idling rpm?

Is the charge indicator light on?

If you have a voltmeter, test the battery voltage with engine running.

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 AT 3:16 PM

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