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Engine wont start after replacing spark plug wire. 2002

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Engine wont start after replacing spark plug wire.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: 2002 Nissan Xterra V6 4WD A/T
JA: Are you fixing your Xterra V6 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I m located in YAOUNDE - CAMEROON
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i m french speaking
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question!
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Expert:  Mike V. replied 10 months ago.

Did it start before the wires were replaced?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 10 months ago.


Many times the problem is a broken timing belt. Take the distributor cap off and have someone crank the engine and make sure the rotor is turning. If not, then the timing belt is broken. If it is, then the second most common issue would be the distributor itself.

Check for spark, if there isn't any and the rotor turns, then you likely need a new distributor.

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Expert:  Mike V. replied 10 months ago.

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