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03 Maxima won't charge. #4543212
10/14/17 12:38 PM
10/14/17 12:38 PM
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Hudson, NH
LeakySeals Offline OP
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I can't get this 03 Maxima to charge. Battery, alternator have been replaced. What should I do next?


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 165k M1 0w40
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 152k ST HM 10w30
Re: 03 Maxima won't charge. [Re: LeakySeals] #4543220
10/14/17 12:48 PM
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Where did you get the alternator from?

Are the batt terminals clean & tight?


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 6K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 57K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 212K

Re: 03 Maxima won't charge. [Re: mclasser] #4543223
10/14/17 12:50 PM
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Here's the back story on the car:

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4399094/Free_car!_03_Maxima_GLE_with_c#Post4399094

Re: 03 Maxima won't charge. [Re: SatinSilver] #4543305
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Here's the back story on the car:

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4399094/Free_car!_03_Maxima_GLE_with_c#Post4399094


That battery tender junior don't look like a real battery charger. Looks more like an AC adapter.

Here's a real battery charger. A Schauer BH12


Re: 03 Maxima won't charge. [Re: LeakySeals] #4543513
10/14/17 06:44 PM
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So, somehow the alternator isn't getting the message to make electricity.

I bet it's computer controlled.

You need to find wiring schematics to see how to energize the field coil in the alternator. Get some sort of jumper wire and force the alt to work 100%. Or pull the alternator you just put in and have it tested at a store.

From there we can work it out. You might be able to retrofit a 70's dodge external regulator for example.

Re: 03 Maxima won't charge. [Re: LeakySeals] #4544896
10/16/17 08:16 AM
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LeakySeals Offline OP
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The battery tender jr may be small and not look like much. But it works. Eventually. I'm assuming the replacement AZ alternator is ok. Because its the same issue that had me assuming alternator in the first place. Voltage not running, no key, 12.30v. Start up and idling, voltage takes a dip to 11-11.30v. So its not charging with a new alternator.

Its had an engine swap by PO. Could a missing ground cause an issue like this?


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 165k M1 0w40
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 152k ST HM 10w30

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