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My car is getting spark but it seems like berry little, is it possible the distributor is bad.

Car would start then idle for a few seconds and die again. Now it will not start at all. I already replaced fuel pump and filter and it seems to be getting spark. And I put a brand new battery in.

OK my 97pathfinder ran good I fixed a leaky valve cover than hours later it started running weird it would act like it was running out of gas than the the check engine light came on it flashed3times went off did it again than I shut it of went out a hr or so later it wouldn't start it acted like it was out of gas than it stopped rolling over and started clicking and there is a click on the drivers side around the relay box

I got 97 pathfinder it ran gray it had a valve cover leaking on the passanger side I fixed it well ours later I went to a friends house and I shut it off and then it wouldn't start it acted like it wasn't getting gas but it would fire but not start and run so than it stopped rolling over and it started clicking that I noticed a click outside on the drivers side around the relay box ?and also when it was acting up the check engine light would come on flash3times go than five minutes or so after do it again than stop ????any ideas I have a child on the way I do my own mechanical work but I can't afford another vehicle could someone help me plz ????god bless

OK my pathfinder ran good one day it started acting like it had bad gas than the check engine light came on it flashed3times than stop later that night I went to a friend house shut it off than it wouldn't start rolled over acted like it wasn't getting gas now all it dose is click and I here a clicking outside by the fuse box on the engine on drivers side I'm stumped

I have replaced water pump, timing belt etc but still have a substantial coolant leak from the valley area of the motor a5 degree slope is the difference between coolant running from front or rear of the valley area any ideas as to most likely cause would be great

Failed NJ inspection. did not wait long enough after erasing codes. I do not know the drive time or procedure to reset the sensors.

Wait an hour or 2 then it will restart. Also tried it in neutral same problem.

bug and it runs perfect for awhile. also last time it happened it burned a hole in the cap I replaced it.
What am I missing? also no engine lights are on

bug and it runs perfect for awhile. also last time it happened it burned a hole in the cap I replaced it.
What am I missing?

Throwing code PO325 knock sensor. Nissan site has no diagram for replacing knock sensor. Any body got any ideas or links to diagrams?

car was running fine as usual, doing about 55 and it began to lose power, sputtered, wouldn't excel. It acted like it wasn't getting fuel to the engine. Died. When attempted to restart-hard start, barely got it to turn over, missing, sputtering and wouldn't excel at all.
Replaced fuel filter, fuel pump and screen, cleaned MAF sensor. No change. Ran code and showed the distributor was bad. Had it towed to mechanic and he confirmed. Replaced distributor with a Duralast Gold from Auto Zone. Wouldn't even run for 30 seconds. Code said distributor bad. Got another one, ran for 30 miles, same thing, code says distributor bad, got a 4th one, it's hanging in (only driven 13 miles on it) but stalled once at a stop light and hard start after being turned off. Spoke to another shop (I know mechanics at both) didn't give them all of this history, they checked wires, checked this and that, ran code and the distributor is bad!
I then told him this was the 4th new distributor in as many days and his first question was "did you get it from auto zone?" Said yes, and he said it was no unheard of, even common, to get crap parts from them and that's way most shops don't.
Before I go spending an addition $400 on a dealer OEM distributor, I'm wondering if anyone else has had issues with this or with duralast gold distributors.
Thanks....