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Nissan Pathfinder No Start, Engine Stalls

Nissan Pathfinder Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6

Average Mileage: 159,170 mi (90,000 mi - 180,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 160,000 mi

    Car cranks energetically but fails to start. Replaced distributor.

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 180,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 160,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 175,000 mi

    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

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  • mikepo, , 3.3L V6, 166,660 mi

    1998 1998 Petfinder stops running while drive but no spark wait for 15 minutes will start

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 166,700 mi

    stops runing win driving starts backup in 10min

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 175,000 mi

    Replaced MAF.

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