Question about 1998 Nissan 200SX
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
what you need to check is are you getting any spark at the spark plugs, to do this, unplug one of your spark plug wires at the spark plug, find a screwdriver that will fit inside the spark plug wire housing, make sure your screwdriver has a insulated or non conductive handle, hold the steel shank of the screwdriver about 1/8"-1/4" from your exhaust manifold and have someone crank the engine, just for a second or two, look to see if there is spark jumping from the screwdriver shank to the manifold, if there is, then you eclectically is probably OK.
second you need to check your fuel, you really should have a fuel pressure gage but for now lets just do a preliminary check.
find your fuel line going to the intake manifold (steel tubing 5/16"-3/8" diameter) you need to disconnect the line somewhere between the fuel pump and the intake manifold. you'll need a can.
hold the can under the fuel line so fuel doesn't go everywhere, then have someone crank the engine, if it is an electric fuel pump you wont need any help, all you'll need to do is turn the key on and it should start pumping fuel, the fuel discharge should be very noticeable, it will really start coming out fast and furious.
If you don't have fuel coming from the line or very little, your fuel pump or fuel filter is probably bad.
alot of vehicles will stop running on just a plugged up fuel filter, but normally it will give you some warning, like your engine will start to miss or loss of power on hill or accelerations. If you haven't experienced any problems until now, i doubt its the filter.
see if you can check those two items out and let me know what you find
buy the way, alot of the newer vehicles on the road today use special connection clips to connect fuel lines, you may need a tool to get the line disconnected, there little plastic tools in different sizes depending on the size of your fuel line. if you need one and your doing this yourself, borrow one or at the automotive house ask for a fuel line quick disconnect tool. i don't think there alot of money. make sure your car isn't out of gas.
good luck and let me know how you make out.
would appreciate your feedback, please
Posted on May 23, 2009
There should be a tensioned idler pulley which has an internal spring to take up the slack. It will have a nut or a drive socket so you can attach a spanner and rotate it to relieve the tension. You will need an extension as the tension is quite high. Putting the belt back is easier with an extra person to hold the idler pulley back while you manipulate the belt.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
This is no small job for someone not mecahinically inclined.
But if you really mean it< get the hanyes repair amnual at any autoparts store. It will help you greatly. They are sold for less $20. Better than wrecking the engine in case your timing is off. A brief, however: reove the battery from the hood. Drain the oil and coolant into separate containers. Remove the engine head-cover.(If rear-wheel drive: remove the cooling fan assembly and plug the transmission hoses-if automatic)
Align the timing marks on the crank pulley and the camshaft sproket to their upmost level. Then loosen the nuts. Pull out the crank pulley and sproket. the new timing chain has a separate link that is identified. And this must be put into proper position. If you don't, you will wreck the engine! The crank pulley too, must be positioned correectly otherwise, its a disaster.
If you got all these done, you will have to set the number-1 piston to the BTDC[before top-dead center] and then put bcak the battery and try to test crank. Note that the distributor must be positioned correctly also. That's why you need a good shop manual to help. Without anthing to guide, you'll have serious trouble, resulting in wrecking the engine. It can be very challenging even for moderate mechanically inclined guys.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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