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I battle to get my 1400 Nissan going. Replaced distributor, points, condenser and coil. If I get no. 4 to rock, should the rotor then point to no. 1 on the distributor?

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SOURCE: 1998 Nissan frontier: where is the ignition coil?

the coil is inside the distributor under the cap.

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SOURCE: 1988 nissan pickup engine rotates but does'nt start.

it sounds like the injectors are not opening up man.. replace the injectores and this should fix your problem..good luck keith....

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SOURCE: Hello! I have problem with erratic

Is the EGR valve leaking, to check this feel the EGR valve at idle, it should not be hot, if it is the valve is leaking and should be replaced, the second common cause is intake manifold vacuum leaks, u can check this with a can of spray carburetor cleaner, if there is a leak the idle will change as u spray the area of the intake that has the leak, also look for split or loose vacuum hoses, then there is the fuel injectors, u could have one or more that are not spraying correctly from carbon or sludge on the injector tip, the dealer can run an injector flow test to determine if that is a problem, last is low cylinder compression or ignition problems, all cylinders should be within 5% of the highest reading, more than 5% and a rough "ratty" idle is the result. I am a tech of 35 years and this is the order i go in to find these types of problems.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: there is no spark. replaced distributor (coil) cap and rotor

You may have to check loose cables or wiring. Inspect the ignition coil, it should be in series with the distributor.

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your carberator is gummed up. Go to the auto parts store and get a can of seafoam fuel additive. Read the label so you get enough but as I recall you put in one ounce per gallon of gas. Run that through your pickup for a few miles and it will purr again.

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Distributor not firing


We need to know what you mean by "proper power". There is a wire from the distributor to the coil which carries 12 volts and another from the coil to the distributor that carries upwards of 16 000 volts. The first is a thin one which allows the points to fire the coil, the other is the thicker high tension wire that comes from the coil to be distributed to the plugs.
If you have fire on the high tension wire but no fire on any of the plug wires, you have either a bad rotor or a cracked distributor cap or even the little carbon thingamajig inside the distributor cap might be broken or missing.
If your truck has a points ignition, you might have a bad condenser (capacitor) or the points are not set to the right specification (about 16 to 18 thou)
Check that the points are not burnt, which will also indicate a bad condenser.
You might reason that there is noting wrong with the points or condenser, but you can still get a nice spark which looks good, but is not sufficient to do the job.
The distributor cap might have a crack that you can't see with the eye, but a small crack will give you endless headaches.
Replacing the whole distributor is a very very very last fix.

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distributor cap and rotor problem - there is your problem. If you do not put those suckers back in the same exact position, with the exact same markings, it will cause the car to fire the spark plugs at different times, causing miss fire and some times no firing at all.

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78 chevy 350 motor has no spark or power to the distributor


there has to be a wire from the coil to the distributor to the points inside the distributor
if it has points , check that they are not shorted out and that the moving point is insulated from the distributor plate
check for a condenser attached to the moving point and fixed to the distributor body
if it has an electronic system , it could be a problem igniter unit in the distributor

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How to replace points in a nissan 1985 720 ute?


Remove them and install exactly as you removed the old ones, set gap to spec from tune up booklet.

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I have a Mazda astina 323 94 model it cranks but won't start doesn't seem to be any spark from the leads I have recently changed the leads , Im guessing it's the coil and distributor cap please help


1 remove the cable from the coil to the distributor.
check this agains earth, when you turn the engine over.

if spark, suspect rotor arm is not setting spark to each spark plug lead.
open distributor and clean the rotor arm with a cloth or wire wool
not sand paper as this will take off too much and cause a problem

2 check inside distributor for moisture. spray inside with WD40 or equiventy water repelent.

3 if not spark at coil open distriutor cap and with ignition on, open and close points in distributor with a screw driver and check coil again against earth again if you get sparh, problem is points not opening and closing.

4 turn over engine with distributor cover removed to see if rotor arm is moving if not then cam drive to distributor is defective. this controls points and rotor arm.

if rotor arm turning and spark at points but no spark at coil suspect Low tension wiring or coil needs replacement.

i hope this was helpful

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My 98 exployer is misfiring on all 6 cycdeers but runs fine after warmed up


Misfires across all 6 cylinders could indicate the following:

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Priority Action Part Type Cause 1 Inspect Wireset Worn, Damaged or Faulty Spark Plug Wire(s). 2 Inspect Distributor Cap Loose, Burned or Cracked Distributor Cap. 3 Inspect Distributor Cap and Rotor Kit Loose, Burned or Cracked Distributor Cap and Rotor. 6 Inspect Spark Plug Fouled, Damaged, Broken, or Incorrectly Gapped Spark Plug(s). 7 Inspect Coil - Ignition Faulty Ignition Coil. 8 Inspect Condenser-Ignition Faulty Condenser-Ignition. 9 Inspect Point Set Burned, Worn or Incorrectly Set Ignition Points. 15 Inspect Timing Specification Incorrect Ignition Timing. 19 Inspect Fuel Injector Dirty or Worn Fuel Injectors. 21 Inspect Intake Manifold Gasket Leaking, Worn, or Damaged Intake Manifold Gasket. 22 Inspect Distributor Worn, Damaged or Faulty Distributor. 24 Inspect Valve Burned, Worn, or Sticking Exhaust Valves.

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1966 ford f100 inline 6 cyl 300\r\engine turns


Make sure that the primary wire between the distributor ignition points and ignition coil is not damaged anywhere and grounding the circuit out. This is not a ground wire.

Replace the ignition points condenser, if this is shorted your points will never be able to work. With the condenser removed, use an ohm meter to check the resistance between the end of the condenser wire and the condenser caseing, there should be infinite resistance or an open loop, but it should not show any kind of a connection between the two, or it is grounded or "shorted to ground" and it will prevent the ignition system from working.

Are the ignition points adjusted properly? They have to open and close to send a dwell signal to the coil.

Connect a test light to ground and on the NEG. (-) side of the coil, have someone crank the engine and look for the test light to flash, the test light should flash indicating a dwell signal or coil pulse. (Do not use the POS. + side of the coil for this test, because you will not get a dwell signal).

If no dwell signal, then...

1. Turn off ignition and remove the distributor cap and turn the engine over until a high spot on the distributor cam lobe is on the rubbing block on the ignition points.

This is the fully open position for the ignition points and where they need to be to set them. and if you do not know the feeler gauge size, or the dwell angle to set your points at (according to manufacturers specifications), then tear off a piece of a match book and place it between the two point breakers.

2. Loosen the point hold down adjusting screw and move the base of the points with a screwdriver (look for adjusting nothches), until there is a light drag felt pulling on the match book. For the newer GM's up to 1974, just use a 1/8 allen wrench to obtain the same light drag on the match book.

3. Remove the matchbook and there should still be a small gap between the point breakers, rotate the engine and you should see the points open and fully close.

4. Pull the coil wire out of the distributor cap and ground the end of the coil wire well or you might get shocked.

5. Have someone crank the engine and re-check for a dwell signal, you should also see a blue-white spark flashing between the point breakers as they open and close.

If you now have a dwell signal then replace the distributor cap back onto the distributor and the the coil wire back onto the distributor cap, the engine should now start.

If you did not grease the rubbing block of the ignition points with die-electric grease when you installed them, then the rubbing block on the points will wear down prematurely, the points will close down, and the engine will no longer start.

If you crank your engine over and the ignition rotor turns clockwise (looking down at the rotor) then you need to put the die-electric grease along the right side of the rubbing block edge (looking down at the points) so that the grease is trapped between the points and the distributor cam lobe, and the distributor cam lobe can pick up the grease. (Grease the left side of the rubbing block edge if the ignition rotor turns counter-clockwise). Only use die-electric grease.

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1937 Zephyer ( ford v-8 flathead)


1. points not opening or closing
2. Bad condenser
3 bad rotor or cap
4. Bad coil
5. Not likely but could be just a bad wire from the switch to the coil.

First you need to know if you have voltage to the coil -- if yes- go to 6.
if no -- go to 7 ..

6. Put a piece of thick paper between the points contacts, then check for voltage at the points from the coil . If there is voltage at the points ,, check the gap with the points wiper set on the high side of the lobe on the cam in the distributor . A gap of .015-.018 is most common on that engine.
7. If no voltage then back track to the ignition switch ,, fuse box , then battery

I put a plug wire in the coil output to the distributor and a plug in the other end -- lay plug on block and crank engine .. If there is spark at the plug , your in the ball game . If the spark is orange change capacitor if blue spark good to go . you might want to clean and gap your plugs before you reinstall them .

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