my 89 nissan pick up runs fine when i have it hooked up to another vehicle. however shortly after i unhook it it will lose power and die. i have a new alternator starter plugs wires and distributor cap(had recently burnt out).

James Preston

Asked by Apr 04, 2015 at 05:18 PM about the 1989 Nissan Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i've checked all my wires and connections and they seem to be fine. anyone know what
or where the issue could be? OR any ideas on how to find the problem?

1 Answer

Tom Demyan

Sounds like the battery has a shorted cell. You can check this pretty easy, probe the battery with a voltmeter, what is the voltage? Should be 12.4V. How old is it?

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