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#1 Old 11-21-2012, 02:08 PM
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04 Armada won't start

Been having this problem on and off again for the past year or so. Thought it was the battery so I replaced it but for some reasons the new battery still won't hold a charge unless the engine is started every few todays. Disconnected the battery completely today and ran my jumper cables directly onto the cars terminal. Truck is now getting power but only clicks when I turn the ignition. Was thinking it might have something to do with my Piaa and winch drawing too much power but I disconnected those and still no dice.

Going to have it towed over to Nissan but will update you guys with what the outcome is in case someone else has runs into a similar issue.

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#2 Old 11-21-2012, 07:36 PM
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Cool. Could be an alternator?

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Help! No start too

Hi guys,
At times the Mada won't start. Have taken it in already for the IPDM relay swap, replaced the battery, plugs, can hear the fuel pump.
Ok, more to this. Turn key to on position, receive ses light. Go to start, occasionally will not start, ses light stays on. Most times will start, no ses light. Starter solenoid? Starter? Battery connections seem fine, as does the ground. No dtc in system with code reader when it does happen - think engine needs to be running? Confused.

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I'm having a similar problem with my 04.

Last Friday, it wouldn't start. Jumped it on Saturday. Got it going, drove it around, charged it, it started fine afterwards.

Sunday morning, no start.

Monday morning, jumped it. Drove it to the ski resort. Shut it down, it restarted fine. So, I disconnected the battery and let it sit for the the day. Reconnected the battery at the end of the day and it started great and ran fine.

Parked it overnight with the battery connected. Wouldn't start Tuesday morning.

On mine, I believe that I have a parasitic drain--something is still using electricity after it shuts off. I tried to test for it on Tuesday, but had problems with my tester (probably because it was as cold as I was). I will be doing more testing this weekend.

I think that it sounds like you also have a parasitic draw. The simple test would be to jump it (major hassle), drive it around a while (I drove mine about 40 minutes to the ski resort) until it is charged enough to start. Then park it. Disconnect the battery overnight and see if it still has a charge. If it does, then you have a draw. Now, you have to test and try and find the source of the problem. Google how to do the test (I'm still working on it, so I can't describe it all that well).

Or, just throw a 10mm socket and ratchet in your truck and disconnect the battery every time you park the truck -- that will be fun. Haven't suggested it to my wife yet...
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I'm having a similar problem with my 04.

Last Friday, it wouldn't start. Jumped it on Saturday. Got it going, drove it around, charged it, it started fine afterwards.

Sunday morning, no start.

Monday morning, jumped it. Drove it to the ski resort. Shut it down, it restarted fine. So, I disconnected the battery and let it sit for the the day. Reconnected the battery at the end of the day and it started great and ran fine.

Parked it overnight with the battery connected. Wouldn't start Tuesday morning.

On mine, I believe that I have a parasitic drain--something is still using electricity after it shuts off. I tried to test for it on Tuesday, but had problems with my tester (probably because it was as cold as I was). I will be doing more testing this weekend.

I think that it sounds like you also have a parasitic draw. The simple test would be to jump it (major hassle), drive it around a while (I drove mine about 40 minutes to the ski resort) until it is charged enough to start. Then park it. Disconnect the battery overnight and see if it still has a charge. If it does, then you have a draw. Now, you have to test and try and find the source of the problem. Google how to do the test (I'm still working on it, so I can't describe it all that well).

Or, just throw a 10mm socket and ratchet in your truck and disconnect the battery every time you park the truck -- that will be fun. Haven't suggested it to my wife yet...




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