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I have a 2001 nissan xterra 2wd 3.3l. started running bad…

I have a 2001 nissan...
I have a 2001 nissan xterra 2wd 3.3l. started running bad code was P0335 replaced crank sensor same code, replaced flywheel and crank sensor again, same code. I checked the wiring no problems found. Any ideas?
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9/29/2017
Jared D
Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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Good afternoon,

I had a nissan quest in (same engine) a few weeks ago. It had a p0355 code and a previous mechanic had done the same as you and replaced the crank sensor and flywheel.

It turned out to be a misfire and the PCM was logging the p0355 code instead of a misfire code.

Pull the distributor cap and see if you can get the distributor shaft to move up and down and if there are metal shavings under the distributor cap.

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Let me know how it looks. I'm willing to bet the distributor assembly is the problem. They tend to wear out on this model.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ordering one now, slight silver shavings under cap, cap and rotor are brand new but looks to be eaten into

It's probably wobbling and messing with the spark.

Please let me know if you need additional info.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it was the distributor, thank you
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