Engine Stall and/or No Start Condition on Nissan Frontier

The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.

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Average mileage: 126,733 (22,000–276,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.3L V6, 4.0L V6, V6
11 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
54 people reported this problem
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2000 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 173,000 mi,
Engine was running perfectly fine , plus always pulls strong ! Then one day , without warning , engines dies , and WILL NOT START ! Plenty of cranking power & compression . No engine check light come on , warning signs , indication of something wrong . Plus , now at a mechanics shop , and no codes pull up . After reading some of these possible problem areas of a distributor , I'll point him to that area to check ! BTW - A NEW motor , not rebuilt was installed at 165,000 miles . Has run flawless till now .
2001 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 125,000 mi,
started after the car sat for two days in the heat, stalled after a few miles. happened a few more times that week, but would always start back up. then wouldnt, blew white smoke out after a few minutes of trying. I took it to shop, replaced electrical system, fuel and air filters and did a tune up. ran great for a few days, then it sat in a parking lot at airport for a week, stalled after about 120 miles. all above was in heat, but a few days later would not start at 9 at night. now looking for an answer. no indicator lights, sounds like it wants to start but cant....
2001 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 108,000 mi,
Stalled while pulling out of a parking lot mid summer. Wouldn't restart. Plenty of crank, just wouldn't start.
2000 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 122,234 mi,
engine turns over but will not start .
Engine turns over but there is vibration and it stalls
1999 Nissan Frontier - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 276,000 mi,
Engine stalls when I take my foot off the gas pedel.Have to keep re starting. Red lites are a nightmare.
2007 Nissan Frontier - 4.0L V6 95,000 mi,
My truck started and drove it down the driveway, it stalled and I am unable to get it to start.
2007 Nissan Frontier - 2.5L 4 Cylinder 105,000 mi,
Truck won't start
2000 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 160,000 mi,
Engine stall at freeway heavy traffic HR... RPM dropped 500increases....until stalls...cant start until after over and hr or after cooldown... if engine gets its normal operating temperature will start to drop rpms. Took it to a shop....Replaced Distributor...total cost 600:( Still need to call the mechanic due to slightly not normal vibration.
2001 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 200,000 mi,
No spark engine stalled while driving won't start back.
2000 Nissan Frontier - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 96,000 mi,
(I have't had any problems with it until 2013) 2000 Frontier would stall out while driving totally shut off at three different occasion, wouldn't start.took it to a Nissan dealership in Council Bluffs Iowa they stated it was the fuel injection. 8 days after my 1 year warranty has expired frontier proceeded to do the same thing stall out wouldn't start. TOOK It the same dealership once again fuel injection was the diagnosis. I went on vacation made it to my destination and it stalled out and would not start dealership in Lawton Oklahoma stated it was the fuel pump had it replaced and service manager stated that he couldn't guarantee that it would stay running long enough for me to make it back to Iowa so I had to have it towed. took it to a local Auto dealership diagnosis the starter went out. I also had to replace the transmission because the new fuel pump I had just put it on the dolly and transported it home hadn't even driven it they cross the lines when installing the fuel pump causing my transmission to be fried. my theory on all this is misdiagnosis from mechanic.......
2001 Nissan Frontier - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 220,000 mi,
i have a 2001 nissan frontier when i turn and accelerated and trembles and off
2003 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 126,000 mi,
stalled in driveway wouldn't start.
2001 Nissan Frontier - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 134,933 mi,
Won't start after replacing distributor and still no fire at plugs.
2000 Nissan Frontier - V6 120,000 mi,
dist. bearing siezed. broke camshaft
2005 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 77,500 mi,
i have a 2005 nissa frontier i will cark but it will not start 4.0 v6
2003 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 100,283 mi,
The distributor seized and damages the camshaft returning from Orlando vacation, towing $1000.00, parts $600.00 and 3 days home mechanic.
1998 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 122,000 mi,
My nissan frontier 1998 stall when during normal driving or stop at the light the engine just stall or shut it off and hesitate when accelerated. My just happened around 120k miles on it. I need help. The engine is 2.4L. Thanks, Bruce
2004 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 95,500 mi,
Distributor bearing seized. Truck stalled pulling into a parking lot.
2001 Nissan Frontier - 3.3L V6 136,000 mi,
Not fixed yet