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It wont start. It'll turn over but wont start. Theres no…

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It wont start. It'll...

It wont start. It'll turn over but wont start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Theres no spark at the plugs

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

2000

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

Not much

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

What model Nissan is this please?
Engine size as well?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Pathfinder, I don't know the engine size
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok, but it's a 6 cylinder and not a 4 correct?

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Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

I can work with that, they didn't make many with the 4 cylinder, but they are out there.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
6 cylinder
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

How did you check for spark?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Took out a spark plug and touched a screwdriver to it
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it was running lean on #1 and high on #2
Nissan Mechanic: Mike V., Nissan Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok, thanks for the info.

I would pull the distributor cap and have a helper crank the engine as a first test. You want to see the rotor turning when the engine is being cranked. If it's not turning, then the timing belt is broken. If it is, then we need a test light to run some checks on the distributor. It's a common issue to have a bad distributor in these. Lean condition shouldn't do anything to the spark.

Check the rotor and let me know please.

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