Engine Stall and/or No Start Condition on Nissan Pathfinder

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: 155,336 (90,000–180,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
6 model years affected: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2004
19 people reported this problem
11 people shared problem details
1997 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.3L V6180,000
during the 80's in the day my car stalls. i have to pull over and wait a couple or more minutes and it will start again. But i can drive a while and it will stall again. i replaced fuel filter and it still happens. I just happened earlier when i was idling for 3 minutes. Touched the distributor cap and was not to hot to touch.
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.3L V6160,000
Car cranks energetically but fails to start. Replaced distributor.
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.3L V6
Car starts fine and drives fine then will start to loose power or cut off...like no power
2004 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.0L V6120,000
04 pathfinder randomly stalls Also radomly wont start. Full crank, but wont turn over. All insrument panels still have power when this happens.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.3L V6160,000
While trying to figure out a different problem, my mechanic told me that there was play in the desitributer shaft along with metal shavings. This was about three or four years ago and I now have over 200K.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.3L V6175,000
Car stalls, will turn on for about 1-2 min then turn. Took it to a very good mechanic who hooked my car to a diagnostic computer and code came back showing the distributor needing replacement. est. cost 300.00
1998 1998 Petfinder stops running while drive but no spark wait for 15 minutes will start
1999 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.0L V6160,000
My pathfinder would start but after driving it and turn it off , the truck would not start. And I just boight it. It has a brand new distributor. But it turn out the new distributor had a bad cam sensor. I went to junk yard and replace the cam sensor with the new one and it works find. If you are going to replace a distributor go OEM. Not aftermarket.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.0L V6
Engine starts but vehicle won't move...no engine power...sputters. Help plz
1998 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.3L V6166,700
stops runing win driving starts backup in 10min
1994 Nissan Pathfinder- 3.0L V6175,000
Replaced MAF.
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