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2002 frontier, recently installed block heater 2 weeks ago, tonight my son smelt like something was burning, then he heard rattling then he lost power.
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Nissan Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok
Nissan Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

The block heater should not effect the vehicles power when the car is moving since it is not plugged in. He could have just had an alternator failure. Has the battery voltage been checked?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No not yet
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No not yet do you think it could be the engine?
Nissan Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

If battery voltage is good and he tries to start it and it doesnt turn the engine over the engine could be no good. He could check the oil level with the dipstick.

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Nissan Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Or he can try getting a jump start and see if power is restored and it will start.

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Nissan Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok. Let me know if you have any other questions on this. And also even when rating this chat session, the chat will remain open so you can come back for follow up questions.

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Do you have any more questions on this issue?

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