Question about 2000 Nissan Xterra
Distributor froze stripping cam drive gear
Cam Position sensor its in the distributor and there is no way to get the sensor except to replace the distributor.
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Posted on Feb 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a problem on my Nissan Xterra 2000. Symptons sound similar. In my case, it ran fine for a while and then suddenly the engine starts to stumble and lose output. At one point it did not even have enough HP to move. Irregular idling too. Thought it was water in my fuel. Bought water remover from the store and added to gas tank. Problem did not go away. Instead, "Service Engine Soon" light came on. Had to have it towed to the dealer as there was no way the engine could keep up with traffic. Dealer replaced the "Crank Position Sensor" today. Parts $33.00, Labor: $300 (about 3 hrs worth of work). Seems to work fine now but I will wait and see. Dealer also stated that Distributor bearing appears to be noisy and will need to be replaced sooner or later. I will wait for it to go before I fix that.
Posted on May 27, 2009
SOURCE: I have a 1997 Nissan
This diagram shows the sensor as being connected on the outside of the distributor. It may not have been replaced when the distributor was. This also has instructions for checking and changing it. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0900c1528026552c
Posted on Nov 06, 2010
the cam shaft sensor is inside the distributor
the distributor is located at the front of the engine
any more questions ill be glad to help
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
SOURCE: my nissan xterra will turn
If it has spark at the plugs, then it's most likely a fuel issue. You should have an electric fuel pump, so if you turn the key to the "on" position (not the "start" position to crank it over), you should hear the fuel pump prime. It's a humming noise. Have someone turn the key while you kneel next to the back of the truck by the tank so you can listen for it. If there is no noise at all, you most likely aren't getting fuel to the throttle body/injectors. If you hear the hum of the fuel pump, then check to make sure fuel is getting in the engine. Easiest way to check that is to crank it over for a while, then pull one of the plugs. If the plug is wet and smells like gas, then it's not a fuel delivery problem with the throttle body/injectors. If no fuel is getting to the engine, the first thing you should check is the fuel filter if you haven't changed it regularly. An engine only needs 3 things to start. Air, fuel and spark. If all of those are present, then the problem is much deeper (timing belt, etc.) and will need to be looked at. Hope this at least gets you pointed in a direction to troubleshoot it.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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