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98 nissan altima with new distributor and new crank sensor…

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98 nissan altima with new distributor and new crank sensor still no spark and also no fuse blown

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the vehicle stall at low speeds? Does it sputter?

No it just cut off while driving

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

Yes auto mechanic

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11/15/2017
Jake
Jake, Nissan Technician
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Hey there, thanks for the question.

Have you checked power coming into the distributor?

Assuming the new distributor and crank sensor are good and you have power into the distributor, but no spark. Then you are looking at a timing issue or a PCM issue.

What have you checked?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Got fire to the distributor, new jdm engine so timing never been touched. Was driving car with old engine and just stopped
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok I'll be at the other end waiting
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I am sorry, I just seen your reply. When you rate AFTER you reply it drops it off my priority list.

When you say fire to the distributor are you talking about power in? what about a return reference when cranking to the PCM?

did you just replace the long block?

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