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The cam sensor is likely not the issue. I think both engines used the opti spark style ignition. Typically what happens is either the distributor gets oil in it and blocks the holes in the exciter ring or the sensor goes bad. Either way it will cause the vehicle not to start.
From your symptom I would suspect something in the secondary ignition. Since you already replaced the spark plugs I would suspect that the wires, cap, and or rotor also need to be replaced.
With the engine running you can wet these components down with soapy water. If the engine starts to run bad your on the right track. replace them and you should be good as new.
Posted on Feb 14, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cam shaft sensor
there should be a right angle sensor on the right hand side of the vanos unit [im picking it's a vanos] and you are standing in front of the car. get a 5mm maybe 6mm allen key and undo the single bolt holding it to the engine. it sholuld slide out easily. then follow the lead under the intake manifold & unplug, can be a bit of a pain to get to but is possible. then install new sensor in reverse order.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
SOURCE: truck stalls
What are the trouble codes? Recently had 0171 and 0174 codes. Engine coughed (or sneezed) upon a start one morning producing this problem resulting in very rough idle and stalling within 2 min of idling. Problem was vacuum hose blown off fuel regulator which is near impossible to reach without removing intake maniforld since the regulator is located between engine and firewall on 5.4l.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
hope this helps .
not the same year but should be same place.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
Have a look at this link, scroll to your engine & click on picture to expand for better view.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
1st, Nissan had a recall on Crank position sensors for 2002-2006 Altima's. Check with you dealer before you go doing any repairs. You may discover you can get your car repaired at no charge.
NHTSA Campaign ID number :O7V527000
Symptom: Erratic behavior. Stalling and no starts and very difficult to diagnose due to the time frame in which the component actually malfunctions. The warranty should not be limited to the original owner.
I would also need more specifics as to which engine you have so I might assist you in where the location of the sensor is. The Altima had a 4 and a 6 cyl engine offered that year.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
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