Here is the history on the alternators. I'm really skeptical that I have a bad one. The odds would have to favor me winning the lottery for this thing to be bad.
1) OE alternator replaced under recall by Nissan at 120K miles
2) Battery started draining at 180K miles and replaced with a brand new alternator. The drain continued
3) New alternator replaced with a rebuilt alternator. The drain continued.
4) 3rd alternator replaced with a rebuilt alternator. The drain continued and now I notice the humming sound when the battery is connected and the key is OFF.
One other thing I neglected to mention. The battery light in the dash never comes on so I am inclined to think that the bulb is open. There is supposed to be a bypass resistor but is it possible that this is a contributing factor.
Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 11:59 AM