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Nissan Pathfinder No Start, Engine Stalls

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

Engine Affected: 3.3L V6

Average Mileage: 160,000 mi (160,000 mi - 160,000 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, 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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