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My car turns..work fine..Bought a new battery it drained its life

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My car turns on but the stereo and the clock dont turn on. When the car is on but not running the stereo and clock work fine. Bought a new battery it drained its life in one day of use. No leaving the lights on or anything. Bought new alternator but when i take of the negative to do the check the car turns off. Any help? Its a Nissan Altima 93
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 4 years ago.

Auto Psychic :

hi, my name is gary and i'll be happy to help in any way i can.

Auto Psychic :

am i correct in understanding that you have a parasitc draw that drains your battery overnite?

JACUSTOMER-acwee9ga- :

what do u mean a parastic draw?

JACUSTOMER-acwee9ga- :

the other day i drove the car in the morning used the windshield wiper and AC. Then out of no where my car jumps a little and decides to turn off. I left it off for about 10 minutes the started again. Didnt turn on any electrical thing except my signals. then like 10-15 min later in driving it turned off again.

JACUSTOMER-acwee9ga- :

Gary u their?

Auto Psychic :

perhaps i was on the wrong track.

Auto Psychic :

so it shuts off and wont start, rather than the battery is dead in the morning?

Auto Psychic :

if so, you almost certainly have a bad crankshaft position sensor (common)

Auto Psychic :

gary

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