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2003 Nissan Frontier Question: 2003 Frontier won't start

 

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tripd1973, Alpena, MI, September 26, 2013, 17:22
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The vehicle was running fine, then the motor started to shake, run rough briefly, then stalled, now won't start, seems to turn over rough, tried to ground out a plug wire, no spark, any ideas

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    pushrod September 26, 2013, 18:06
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    Remove distributor cap, have a helper crank engine to see if dist. rotor rotates, IF it does replace the distributor assembly! IF it does not, check for failed timing belt and possible engine damage!

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    tripd1973, October 05, 2013, 15:32
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    Thank You for your quick response, unfortunately it was the timing belt.

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    pushrod, October 05, 2013, 20:17
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    I hope it did not bend any valves!

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    tripd1973, October 06, 2013, 06:10
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    No, She was lucky, I put the timing belt on Friday, and the vehicle ran fine. Thank You again for your thoughts, with these newer vehicles today it is so hard to tell, this sensor or that, but I did as you said, turned the vehicle over, seen that the rotor was not turning, pulled the distributor, that was fine, so it pretty much narrowed it down. Thanks again.

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    pushrod, October 06, 2013, 07:22
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    You bet!
    Glad you got it fixed, without any major problems!

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    globalhelper September 27, 2013, 06:22
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    agree common issue

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