Engine Stall and/or No Start Condition on Nissan Quest

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 136,861 (14,500–252,800)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6
13 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008
43 people reported this problem
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while driving car on freeway and after off the freeway the car dead suddenly. tried start ignition key and engine crank 7x attempt.The engine will not start at all.please help to solve this problem.Thanks RepairPal for help
the engine is not starting when the ignition key is turned on, only the lights on the dashboard is showing, radion turns on but the engine does not start.
I have a 2004 Nissan Quest. It's been a month now since I can't get it to turn over. Van just cranks. Changed crank sensor, both cam shaft sensors, and MAF sensor. After math, still cranking. I've read others that are going through the same situation and have done what I already did by changing sensors and more but still no results. I have spoken to more then a few mechanics, even a Nissan tech who's familiar with the problem, and they don't want to even touch the van. *sigh* smh! Help me! Thank you.
engine stalls when the throttle is pressed down, sometimes doesnt start, sometimes it drives ok. could it be bad fuel or maybe spark related
no spark from coil wire replaced new coil and still same problem no spark on coil wire
I have to jump my van atleast three times a week because it turns over really week like battery is bad need to know is it battery or starter????
engine does not start
run for 10 mjn then cut off
driving normal just stalls sometimes will not start
Replaced the bearing in the top of the distrubutor. No one lists this as a servicable part but I measured what was left of mine and was able to get a replacement from a local electric motor rebuild shop. Less than $5.00. Go to site like VXB Bearings, type in the metric dimensions and you'll come up with the right one. Be sure it's a 2RS which means it has rubber seals on both sides.
driving down the freeway lost power the getting off exit strange clicking noise then died will not start back
already change starter,Battery terminal check all my fuses can't found I way to fix it need some help please
I couldn't fixed it
I was driving my car and it just stopped. I had it towed and the repair shop said it was the distributor
Car won't start and don't know what the problem is
The van will not start it just turns over nothing else
Engine stalled on freeway exit ramp. Fuel pump works. No ignition.
It stalls when and the air conditioner is running. Have to wait for vehicle to cool down. It will then start again. Check engine light comes on.