Question Asked: Sluggish engine performance after distributor replacement.
January 25, 2011, 06:05 PM
Just had my distributor replaced for the second time in the last 2 weeks. The first replacement distributor ran good for 7 days then died. The second replacement distributor is causing my truck's engine to run rich: I smell and see unburned gasoline leaking out of the exhaust. The engine's performance is sluggish. When I accelerate, the engine revs up slowly. The engine is not misfiring. What could be causing this problem?
Car Review: 1995 Nissan Pickup (D21)
January 25, 2011, 05:57 PM
Until 3 weeks ago, my '95 Nissan Pickup XE has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It started every time I turned the ignition. The only problem areas I have experienced were with the alternator, starter, and passenger side turn signal. The alternator has been replaced 3 times. I am not sure why alternators go out in this model. The starter was replaced due to wear & tear. The turn signal light bulb holder/wire assembly had to be replaced due to corrosion. Recently, I had to replace the distributor because I installed the wrong model rotor & cap, which destroyed the distributor. I have not had much success with replacement distributors. The first replacement lasted 7 days before failing. The second replacement is causing my engine to perform poorly. Not sure if this is due to the part or the mechanic who installed the distributor. (I'm not the mecahanic) Overall, this truck was a great purchase. It's not the fastest vehicle on the road, not the prettiest. But, it has been reliable. And that goes a long way with me.