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I will do my best to help you with this, but please keep in mind, since the engine has been changed it could be a number of things. So lets see if we can isolate the issue.
First thing I need to know is what year the engine is that you put in and what it came out of?
What year maxima engine
That engine won't work. The 2001 Maxima has no intake timing operation.
You need to use a 2003 or 2004 Pathfinder engine. Let me double check what Qx4 engine you can use
That is normally the key. The 2001 and 2002 Pathfinder engines look like they can work, but the crank sensor location is different which make you think you can swap pans or just install the crank sensor.
You can only use a 2003 and 2004 Pathfinder engine for the 2004 Pathfinder, or a 2001 to 2003 QX4 engine. I am not 100% sure on the QX4 years. But I can check tomorrow at work to be sure. I am using the service manual to look at the intake timing operation to verify the correct engine.
You need to find out 100% what that engine came out of. But it's safe to say, if the crank sensor position is different, then the engine is incorrect.
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