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Hi my name is ***** *****, and I have a 2000 Nissan frontier and the car is misfiring and some time it shut off it happen two day ago after fill the with gas I though that had a bad gas replaced gas filter and add gas treatment in the gas tank and still misfiring and catalytic turn red after while of running.

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The car is not running right change the plugs and wires and I noticed when truck is running I put my hand on top the distributor cap and feel very rough like a bad bearing and don't know what to do

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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question

First thing I would like to say about your issue is that when you get that rattling feeling at the distributor cap, that is a sign of a loose timing belt and that it needs to be changes ASAP. Timing belts get done every 90 to 100k miles.

Back to your issue. Do you have a Service Engine Soon light on when the engine is running? Also what brand spark plugs did you install?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it weird that after fill the car with gas it all started the this problem. but I will follow your advise to check the timing belt. thanks I will keep you inform.Jay
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 2 years ago

The timing belt is just one of your issues. If this happened after you filled up with gas, you could have gotten bad gas. I would try to run that tank out and fill up next time with premium fuel.

Also what brand spark plugs did you install?

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