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97 Nissan Altima ...Won't start.

Backed it in the garage, came out the next morning and she wouldn't start. Fuel pump is working. It at times tries to start. I thought possibly it jumped time. The timing chains seem to be quite tight as to making me think that it isn't that. Possibly a module in the distributer? Sure could use some knowledge here. By the way it is a double overhead cam, 4 cyl.

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You might check the coil points and condensor or if it has one the sensor on the side of the distributor. i dont remember if it has points and condensor or not but either way it will keep it from starting

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