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1998 Nissan Pathfinder stuck in Limp Mode just had the distributor & spark plugs replaced now the vehicle stumbles & is sluggish on take off ?

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Sound's like the timing is off, check the timing. Firing order is 1-6 counter clockwise and the engine is Front pass side 1-3-5 drivers 2-4-6. Timing is 13-17 @ 700-800 rpm for manual trans and same for automatic (in neutral)
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