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Cold weather shuts down the suv. Turns over but will not start unless I get a jump from my battery charger. 2010 exterra automatic. I have a voltmeter
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Hey there, thanks for the question.

Generally when we see this EXACT symptom its due to a bad battery OR bad battery terminals. The fact that it WILL start with a jump indicates that and a voltage drop test will usually confirm it as well.

The engine still cranking OK when it won't start I assume? If so take a blow dryer or heat gun to the IPDM and ECM for a minute and try again and see if it fires up. If so then one of them is bad. i have seen ECU's and IPDM's that fail in cold weather that need replaced also.

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