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I have a 1998 pathfinder. It developed a miss. I replaced

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I have a 1998 pathfinder. It developed a miss. I replaced spark wires, spark plugs rotor and distributor cap plus fuel filter. Still has a miss. It blew a inj fuse just before the engine stopped and I had to have it towed. When I replace the parts the car started tp miss. I am at a loss please advise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Do you know if it's missing on a specific cylinder or not? Like maybe a code? P0304 or something?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


These can be tricky to figure out. The computer doesn't know what cylinder has the problem.

I would first check for intake manifold gasket leaks. With the engine running, spray some carb cleaner along the intake. If there is a leak it will either run smoother or the idle speed will pick up.

If there isn't any change, then I would put a timing light on it to make sure it didn't jump time. If the timing belt jumped time it could cause this type of problem and misfire condition.

Finally, if all else fails or looks good, you could have a bad distributor. Sometimes on these you can see oil under the rotor and the cover below the rotor. This will indicate you need a distributor. I would check the mechanical timing first though. Distributor is a very common issue with these.

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Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, what did you set the timing at when you replaced the distributor?

I don't see anything about what I told you to do listed in your original post, so what else have you tried?