How many miles on this car?
Auto or Standard Shift?
There are either one of two problems, no fuel or no spark. We need to know which one in order to zero in on the real problem. I would suggest purchasing some starter fluid and spraying it directly into the air intake and seeing if the engine starts. If nothing happens, check for spark. If you don’t know how to do either of these checks you will have to rely on a trained professional to help you. Either Auto Zone or PEP Boys may help you along with these diagnostics. I wouldn’t start replacing parts until we know what parts are defective if any at all. There is NO rubber timing belt, so you can rule that out. It may just be a clogged fuel filter.
If the engine doesn't crank over, clean the battery terminals and make sure the battery is fully charged.
Hi Kim & Mike
Base on what you've said so far it sounds like it may be fuel related. The fuel filter is located on the left side of the vehicle against the firewall. It's a little difficult to get the lower clamp off and pull the hose off. Be carefull not to spill gasoline where is will cause danger.
What lead to this problem? Did it just happen? Did it happen as a result of a recent repair? Sometimes you have to back track to figure out the cause.
Check the cap and rotor, it is possible that the contacts could be burnt. You can take a screwdriver and scrape off any build-up on the contacts. It will improve spark... Check the engine oil, make sure the level is right.
On a personal note, I have a Nissan Sentra and have bought and sold many Nissan's. A great car with very little problems. I suspect something minor based on your description. I only use genuine Nissan tune-up parts. Cost only a little more then the local parts store but worth the extra expense.
This is exactly what I thought would happen. I would just look at it as "maybe this wasn't the day to travel"
I would still look into the cap & rotor.