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1995 Nissan Altima Stalls while driving

The car stalled while driving. My daughter could not get it started. It would turnover, but not start. The mechanic said that the problem was a bad oil seal in the distributor. So we replaced it, including the cap, rotor and module. However, it happened again a couple of days later. We had it towed back to the mechanic, who is very good/honest by the way. He looked it over and couldn't find anything wrong, started it and went for a drive, without a problem. What are your thoughts?

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  • joemsti23 Nov 26, 2008

    my 1995 alitma does the same it will start and run but while running it,it stalls, I wait a minute or two and the car start again. What could it be?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    started to just quit running,then it may start and run for a few more minutes then shut off and not start again.seems to start when it's cooled down, but then only run for about 2-3 minutes then quit

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Our's did the same thing. We tried changing the fuel filter...nothing. Then, my father-in-law did some checking around and different mechanics told him the same thing....the DISTRIBUTOR. Apparently this is a fairly common problem with our '95 Altima's. We changed the very worn spark plugs then went to the NAPA store and ordered the distributor....$242.00 for the whole part. We got it the next morning, my father-in-law changed it and now the car is working like a charm!!!! It is an EASY fix...all you need is a screw driver!! GOOD LUCK!!

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