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(92 nissan stanza) wont start; broken plastic near timing chain

I have a 92 nissan stanza(manual) and it doesnt start. it sounds like the engine is about to turn but it doesnt...the alternator seems fine and wen i took the valve cover off i found broken pieces of plastic all down the timing chain. big chunks. the distributor doesnt move and theres no spark comming from the 4 spark plug wire things..im down to fix it but i have NO clue wat the problem is..

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  • wszombiephks Jan 10, 2009

    wats with the broken plastic?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    92 Nissan stanza cranks but dont start up,,, fuel ok coil ok,,
    Spark distrubutor ok ,,, what else it could be

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    new distributor new plugs starts and dies in about 30 sec

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Well you got that far, are you comfortable with replacing a timing chain & gears? Sounds like their shot, and that's why no distributor turning. If your not experienced it may be better to check around for a friend who is, or local shops for a price quote on repairs. Sorry, wish I had better news. Here's a link you may want to have a look at though.
http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c15280099730

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jan 10, 2009

    Maybe teeth of camshaft sprocket or off chain guides.

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