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Weird startup problem
#1
So I have a weird problem in the Fronty when I go to startup. It acts as though the battery is dead when you turn the key to start. Then the gauges go freaky-deaky. First they go all the way counterclockwise (like into negatives), then they flicker around until you turn the key to off. Even if you take the key out and try again, still does it. It only stops when I pull the hood release. When I pop the hood release, gauges go back to normal and starts up fine. i checked the clearance between the hood and the battery terminals, since I figured it was shorting, but it has lots of clearance. It only happens in the morning when I go to work. Not every morning though, every few days.
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#2
Definitely a bad ground. Check your lights maybe it is pinching a wire.
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#3
Strange, keep us posted. 179
06 nismo CC 4X4: SOLD and replaced with 2017 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon; Teraflex 3" lift, 315/70-17 Cooper STT PRO tires on Fuel Trophy wheels, JCR bumpers front and rear w/Warn 9.5cti winch in front, Ace sliders, GraBars, Weathertech window deflectors and floor liners
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#4
mdawg4x4 Wrote:Strange, keep us posted. 179

Yeah, let us know the out come.
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#5
check around the hinges for any wires that could get pinched
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#6
I did my 18k mile service yesterday so I checked everything out. Didn't see anything out of place, although the battery tie down was a little looser than normal. I tightened it up and snugged up the terminals. My theory is that vibration loosened the tie down, so the battery started shaking a bit. That caused the terminals to possibly wiggle around a bit and not make a good connection. At least this is what I hope happened... only time will tell.
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#7
Oh, and I put some nylock nuts on the tie down so it shouldn't loosen off again.
06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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#8
If this had been your pathy my first comment would be to check the batter bracket.... had one corrode out and if the nose was pointed down hill it would not start....
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#9
Yeah, I replaced my bracket almost as soon as I bought it.

It was held on by a cargo tie down strap.

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06 NISMO - 2" PRG spacer/deaver - Banks Power - Cooper STT's on Pathfinder wheels - PIAA's
06 Titan - 2" PRG spacer/blocks - Banks Power - Volant - 33" Toyos - Carriage works grille - Bully dog tuner
91 Hardbody SEV6 Auto 4x4. 95 frame. 2" suspension lift ARB springs Calmini UCA/shackles SwayAway T-bars. 2" body lift. Custom exhaust with magnaflow. 33x12.5R15 DC MC Tires on 15x10 Ultra 50/51 aluminum wheels. Custom bed, sliders, and bumpers coming soon!
66 Patrol.... it's orange...

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