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post #1 of 15 Old 06-19-2009, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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truck wont start. guages shake like when crazy when able to start.

i have an 08 nissan armada. im having troubles starting my truck. half the time i cant start my truck period! i hear just clicks. sometimes if i pump the gas pedals i can get the truck to start. when i do get it started the gauges bounce up and down rapidly for a good minute or two (while hearing clicking from under the dash.) when the clicking stops... the gauges fall to their normal positions. i had the truck jumped started and i drove it to the local chain auto store. they tried to test the battery, alternator, stater, etc... but said they couldnt tell anything because i couldnt get the truck started again. once again i had to be jumped started. the autozone guy said it sounded like my truck was misfiring when i was trying to start it. i charged the battery until it was full. but that may not mean anything. what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 15 Old 06-19-2009, 11:29 PM
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The battery is bad.
Pumping the accelerator on a FI engine does nothing.
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Clicking is almost always a sign of a bad battery. I can't believe the autozone guy didn't recommend a new battery.

How do you know you "charged the battery until it was full"? There is probably a bad cell or 2 inside. Just because a battery shows 12 volts, it doesn't mean it's good, as there may not be enough current to allow for consistent/smooth starts.

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If you truck is under warranty, I would recommed you take it to the dealer for a replacement.
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i didnt know they would replace the battery under warranty. i thought thats one of the costs you ate like brake pads. the battery was charged on a charger until it was full. so i was going of the charger.i will take it in today and see.
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the battery has 3 years warranty and the 08 armada if you dont have a good battery it will do that.
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Often times the battery warranty is pro rated. Seeing how your Armada is only 1 year old, your out-of-pocket expense will be minimal. But if Scorpion is right.....free is even better!

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apparently it was the battery. the battery was not under warranty. i did not have the 30,000 mile service done to my vehicle. so apparently my warranty is void. i have 31k on my truck. went to autozone. starts fine now. thanks guys.
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I would contact consumer affairs...Im not sure how the dealership would deny a replcement for being negligent of a 30K mile service.
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If you do not get all of the required maintenance at the prescribed intervals during the 36K warranty period, they can void your warranty!
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