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My Nissian Sentra 1996 won't start it turns over but won't fire I replace the distributor still won't start and all my indicator lights on the dash are on with the key off any suggestions thank you

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A 1996 Nissan - older vehicle - probably lots of miles - could be numerous things.
1. check to make sure the timing belt is OK
does it sound normal when cranking the engine or does it spin the engine really fast? Does it labor hard when cranking?
2. check for spark -
you may need someones help - a spark tester is the safest way and they are fairly cheap to buy at a parts store.
3. check for fuel -
spray some carb cleaner in the intake/throttle and crank it - if it fires and dies then lack of fuel needs to be addressed
Let me know if this helps you at all
Thanks

Posted on Apr 11, 2015

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  • Monte shaw Apr 11, 2015

    I did try the starting fluid no differents cranks fast but makes a funny sound while trying. To start

  • Patrick Miller Apr 11, 2015

    Sounds like you need to look closer at the timing belt - Auto Zone site "On-Line" has a pretty good automotive help information system - with timing mark illustrations - good resource for information.

  • Monte shaw Apr 11, 2015

    I'll do that thank you have a wonderful day

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