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Check for a intake leak around the intake , spray brake cleaner around the intake if it has a leak it will idle up or burn white smoke, also could be mass air flow sensor thet are known for going bad on nissans
Is it a automatic or manual
Check your tire pressure
Pull the spark plugs and check compression, if it is frees spinning its most likely the timing belt
This is a common issue i say no more then 200. It only takes an hour if that to put on.
Does the floor boads smell like coolant
I say the starter is bad it gets hot from driving and doesn't work but when it cools done it works. Check your wiring and connections at the battery and starter.
It could be a bad senor , it could be in the wiring, and also could be a loose or bad wheel bearing. Also check the reloctor ring for cracks
I would check the timming marks.. have u ever had the timming belt changed
Is it a deep knock or a higher tapping sound