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1986 Nissan sentra has A hard time starting and when it does it runs hot and after A few miles bogs down backfires real bad and cuts off. I was told the ignition switch is bad and not charging the distributer. I am wondering could my valves needi

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It wouldn't happen to be a head gasket. When a head gasket leaks it could be leaking into a cylinder which would cause it to start hard and would also cause it to overheat. I would pull the plugs and at least look at them.

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SOURCE: i have a 91 F-350 That bogs down at 45 mile per hour and real bad if your pulling a trailer

the culprit could be your fuel filter or the vacuum advance on your distributor.i recomend to replace filter and also do a manuel check of vacuum advance on distributor.

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they are correct change the fuel filters

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SOURCE: I have a 1986 Nissan Sentra Sentra that .cranks

sounds like ignition timing has jumped. if cat is plugged up it will bacmpressure and will not run.

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SOURCE: I have A 1986 Nissan sentra that has been giving

Can not use a vehicle without a converter

You have no fuel control, without it

Where did the oxygen sensors go?

Sounds like you have zero vehicle experience
& need a repair shop

Head Gasket a possible

Compression test won't tell you the complete story

Need to do the proper tests for a head gasket, as well
as Cylinder Leak Down Test

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