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All of a sudden truck ran wierd. a bit smokier than before and battery died. than replaced battery. it also died. than changed distributor. no spark. but lots of fuel.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Its not running at all at this moment

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2003 extera just ordered a new ignition module.it was acting u

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. just got it. ran fine. removed front lights was about to lift it 2 inches did nothimg to the electrical so its wierd

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Well the antytheft i was wondering if it could cause the no spark

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Bought the truck recently. according to ex owner it was running well. some issues with the ignition switch. i have ordered a new one, i started to remove front grill and lights to modify. lifting it to fit 33" tires. didn't do the lift yet. But just moving it around i found the battery dead next day. it was wierd because i didn't leave any lights on. got new battery. also went dead. than checked amp drain and it showed 0.18 which is probably normal. but when truck was sitting i heard a wierd noise under truck and i found the fuel pump running with ignition off and keys out.
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Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Changed distributor assy. did not solve the problem. still not able to get it running. next will be replacing the ignition switch that i have ordered from nissan. i have to replace it anyhow.
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

are you getting any codes?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I think it can not be a big issue since it was running fine. as the battery went dead i am not sure if the factory alarm may cause some electrical issues to the sparks not happening
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
or the faulty ignition switch
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
any way i can by pass the factory alarm to eleminate the complication?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Since i have removed the headlight assy i thought it may cause something in the alarm not working proprly so i have pluged it back. but still no start
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

there is no way to remove the alarm system, have you scanned it for any codes?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
i have pluged in a obd but only emmision code came up
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no other fault codes
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

is your obd able to communicate with bcm ?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
i have no i dea. it recognized it and scaned it.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
i have a obd2 Innowa 3100
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

are you having a red key come up on the dash?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

then you dont have a security issue, but with the no start and all these problems you should have some sort of code coming up

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
i will try it again
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
nothing stored in memory and nothing comes up
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

So right now you have no spark at all?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. So i have diagnozed the distributor faulty. Its running now. Well. Thanks for help.
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

sure thing, let me know if you have any other questions.

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