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Posted: Mar 29 2011 at 12:03am | IP Logged Quote 911neverforget

Hi, just yesterday I started my truck (05 Frontier 2wd - 25,000 mi) and noticed my battery light was on. I just got back from a deployment and purchased this truck used and then drove it on a 1000 mi trip up to my parents house. Didn't have an issue, but the guy that I bought the truck from told me about an issue with the gas gauge not working. I talked to someone at a Nissan dealership and they said it was probably part of the recall.

On to my main issue. So my truck was parked in the garage for about a week without being driven. Yesterday I started it up and my battery light was on, but the truck started up just fine and I moved it in the garage. Today I got in it to go to town and my brake light was on. Like the one that comes on when you have the parking brake on. I released the parking brake to no avail. My voltage gauge is also reading low, like its not getting a good charge from the alternator. I charged the battery, which was kinda low, with a trickle charger but the battery light was still on. I'm wondering if there are any tricks you guys might know about this particular truck. My next move will be to get my multi meter out and check my alternator. The owners manual said something about checking the belt to see if its loose? Anyway any help would be greatly appriciated. I live about 150 mi from the nearest Nissan dealer/service center so I really need to fix these issues my self if I can. Tomorrow I will also take it into and auto parts store and have them hook it up to the computer and see what I get.

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Posted: Mar 29 2011 at 7:01am | IP Logged Quote Jimmy54

Most likely it is your Alternator! Use your meter to check the output!
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Posted: Mar 29 2011 at 3:51pm | IP Logged Quote 911neverforget

Found the solution. My serpantine belt had come off in the garage. I only figured this out after driving about 4 miles. Luckily it was all at 30 mph so hopefully I didn't cook anything. So last night I reinstalled the belt, cranked her over, and no more brake light or battery light. Now its on to replacing the belt and maybe the tensioner pulley.
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Posted: Mar 29 2011 at 8:25pm | IP Logged Quote frontierguy

Makes you wonder why the belt would come off???? Any sign
of a rodent that got caught in the belt and flipped it off
the pulleys?
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Posted: Mar 30 2011 at 3:26pm | IP Logged Quote 911neverforget

You know I think its gotta be either a worn out belt, although this one looks good, or a worn out/faulty tensioner. I read over on frontierclub that it was somewhat common for people to have to replace their tensioners.
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Posted: Mar 30 2011 at 7:16pm | IP Logged Quote frontierguy

4 cyl or V-6 ??? The concern with the tensioner on the V-6
is for a noise. With 25K it is hard to believe the belt
could be worn.

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Posted: Mar 31 2011 at 1:14am | IP Logged Quote 911neverforget

Interesting. Its a V-6. Do you know what mileage they recommend you change the serpantine belt? It could also be possible that the previous owner had messed with it. I did drive about 1000 mi in a pooring rain storm and then ended up doing a little bit of mudding (the roads in this part of the country turn to soup if not paved). The liners over the wheel wells are not there so theoretically water could have splashed up on the belt.
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Posted: Mar 31 2011 at 6:10am | IP Logged Quote Boomer

Chrysler had a problem on minivans some years ago where a design flaw allowed water to get onto the belt in rain storms.  The result was that the belt cam off of the pulley.  So yes, it is QUITE possible that not having fender liners will play hob with your belt!!!

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