1993 Other Nissan Models Car wont Start randomly

Tiny
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  • 1993 NISSAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 225,000 MILES
This is an intermittent problem that started 3 months ago with my Nissan Quest.
All of the sudden, the car would not start. Changed the battery, worked for a day, dead in the morning. Checked for a parasitic drain by connecting negative cable to battery with voltmeter and pulling fuses. No change in draw.
Car would start up quickly when jumped.
Brough the car to the mechanic. He couldnt find anything wrong and it worked and started up fine.
3 weeks later now after working great, and the car is once again dead at startup.

Other issues that could possibly be realted are:
light behind ac controls is intermittent
rear wiper works intermittently
tachometer works intermittently
back rear turn signal blink quickly like it needs a new bulb, but it doesnt. Thanks for your help.
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 AT 4:12 PM

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Tiny
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The car is once again dead at startup. Try this spray carb cleaner into the throttle body-did it fire up and died out? If so start checking the fuel system-If not its an ignition system problem.
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Saturday, February 16th, 2008 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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The fuel system and ignition system seem to be working fine.
When the battery is charged, the car starts right up and runs with no problems.
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Monday, March 3rd, 2008 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Lets get the battery and alternator load tested-checks out -you might have a short within the electrical system that's draining the battery.
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Monday, March 3rd, 2008 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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My mechanic tested the battery (3 months old) and took off the alternater and had it tested. He said it worked fine. Could the short in the electrical system be somewhere else.
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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Have your mechanic perform the battery drain test anything over.035 amp he needs to locate and correct the cause.
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Ok, Ill do that.
But since the battery is currently not draining, I assume I should wait until it happens again? Then bring it in for testing?
Thanks for all your help. Ill keep this updates.
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 AT 3:28 PM
Tiny
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Apparently, the seat control panel on the drivers side of the car (which has been loose) was pressing against the door when closed. This was causing the seat to push either all the way up or back until the battery juiced out. Thank you for all your help in figuring this out.
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 4:29 PM

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