I have a 2008 frontier and its been pretty cold in the area i live in. Yesterday my truck wouldn't start and my dad had to give me a jump. When I would try starting it would just make like a clicking noise. After its warmed up it starts up just fine though. Today I didn't drive it anywhere and it really struggled to start up again. It drives fine, has a full tank of gas, and isn't due for an oil change for another 1000 miles. Anyone have a clue or have this same problem? Thank you
Your battery is shot. Alternator works fine.
Started with a jump, not enough life in the battery. Alternator forced some surface charge into the dying battery so it stated fine later in the day. Sit overnight and the battery looses the surface charge the alternator put on it and it cranked slow.
Any parts store will test it, and they generally do it for free.
Clicking noise is the starter solenoid engaging the starter, the load of the starter pulls the voltage down so low that the solenoid releases. Once the solenoid releases the load goes away and the voltage comes up. Since the voltage is up there is enough to pull the solenoid in again. Ruthless cycle. Good battery will fix that.
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