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My 1997 pathfinder has hard start and when started it stalls

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my 1997 pathfinder has hard start and when started it stalls out.gas filter,fuel pump,spark knock sensor,and mass air flow sensor is good.i have it in the garage and they seem to think a wire is shorting out and causing the engine to shut off.they cant find the problem and told me i need to take it to the Nissan dealer. can you think of what the problem is.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

Hello...welcome and thank you for using Justanswer.

There are a few things that they need to check if not yet...

-They need to monitor the fuel pressure when trying to start the engine to see if there is enough pressure for the engine to start.

-They need to check for spark when cranking the engine make sure there is spark a the time or if it only starts when you get spark.

-They can also scan the vehicle for possible trouble codes.

One of the possibilities and a common problem is the distributor.

Good luck.

Let me know.

Thank you.

Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

Hi there...any news about your vehicle ,did they find the problem ?

Let me know.

Thank you very much.

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