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I have a 2000 pathfinder I changed the fuel pump now its not

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Customer: hey roy I have a 2000 pathfinder I changed the fuel pump now its not firing thur the spark plugs
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: truck was running fine thought it was running out of gas but it was the fuel pump I replaced it now I'm not getting no fire to my plugs I tested the power wire going to the dist. and its hot
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Do you know if there are any codes stored in the computer?

Also, when cranking is the security light on solid or flashing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Neither its off
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


First thing I would suggest is pulling the distributor cap and making sure the rotor is turning when you crank the engine. If it's not turning then that indicates the timing belt may either be broken or missing some teeth down at the crank.

If the rotor is turning, then it's quite possible the issue is with the distributor itself. It wouldn't be uncommon and it would feel like the truck was running out of gas.

Please check these items and let me know.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The timing has not changed , rotor button is turning .motor turning over fine just not getting no fire
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


If that is the case and you have power going into the distributor and nothing coming out, the truck needs a new distributor.