Truck is not starting with fresh battery

Tiny
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  • 2004 NISSAN FRONTIER
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 198,000 MILES
So I’ve had this truck for about two years and I drive it pretty regularly. Just three days ago I was on my way to work and stopped for a coffee. I get back in and the truck won’t start. The starter clicks over fine and I had replaced the battery and alternator exactly 13 months ago. With the battery under warranty, I got a fresh one in the truck and everything seemed fine. But on my way back home from work tonight, I was driving just fine and noticed the ABS light and battery light came on and off repeatedly (it did this the other day too) but it drove fine until I got home. I tested it out as soon as I stopped and turned the ignition to find the same thing is happening, even with a fresh battery! So now I’m concerned I have a bigger job than I bargained for but I don’t even know where to begin. What should I do?
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Thursday, January 9th, 2020 AT 3:43 PM

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Tiny
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If your battery light is coming on that usually means the alternator has gone bad and isn't charging.

If you have a volt meter, start the car and see what the voltage reads at the battery with it running.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020 AT 4:17 PM

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