I have a 97 nissan pathfinder. everything was fine, then driving down the road a

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    rebecca buhmeierposted 19 months ago

    I have a 97 nissan pathfinder. everything was fine, then driving down the road and the car died. I o

    popped the hood and was so angry I shook AND juggled the battery. and guess what it started. this happen about a week laTER and once more after that. then it didnt work again!!!!. we are getting fuel pressure, chaecked for spark from spark plugs. I  looked to maKE SIRE ALL CONNECGTIONS ARE TIGHT. I cant help bugt believe that me shaking ther battery had something to do witj it. we also nreplace distributeor cap. anmy help would be great. the car cranks but wont start. please help. I ndont have much money to take it to a mechanic thank you

  2. Larry Slawson profile image98
    Larry Slawsonposted 19 months ago

    Could be a bad battery cable.  Those things are prone to corrosion over time.  I had something similar happen to my car a few years ago.  I replaced it, and the car started cranking just fine. 

    Only other thing I could think of would be a bad alternator, possibly.  You could find a mechanic to check it out with a computer diagnostic tool.  Often times they won't charge for that -- might help in figuring out what the problem is. 

    Cheers!  Hope you get your car fixed soon.  Car problems are no fun!

 
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