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The distributor rotor on my 1994 Nissan Maxima is not spinning when the engine is cranked, thus the car is not starting. What could cause the distributor to stop spinning?

The engine died out suddenly when the car was in motion speed of approx 80km/h.

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Check engine timing belt.if broken you need to replace it.

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  • Vim Ram Jan 09, 2013

    Thanks John,much appreciate it. My concern now is, if it is the timing belt like you say, what are the chances that other engine components are not "warped" ; as my engine cutoff incident happened at 80 km/h?

  • Vim Ram Jan 09, 2013

    Is there any pre-limenary tests that can be done to put me in a better position to calculate my repair cost?

  • john buxton Jan 09, 2013

    firstly was there any noises comming from the engine,eg.banging and or clanging type noises,if not you might be could try doing a compression test manualy.timming belts should be changed about every 70 thousand ks ,you i would guess if there is no engine damage you would be looking at someware between $200.and $ fix.


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