Question about 2000 Nissan Xterra
If it has spark at the plugs, then it's most likely a fuel issue. You should have an electric fuel pump, so if you turn the key to the "on" position (not the "start" position to crank it over), you should hear the fuel pump prime. It's a humming noise. Have someone turn the key while you kneel next to the back of the truck by the tank so you can listen for it. If there is no noise at all, you most likely aren't getting fuel to the throttle body/injectors. If you hear the hum of the fuel pump, then check to make sure fuel is getting in the engine. Easiest way to check that is to crank it over for a while, then pull one of the plugs. If the plug is wet and smells like gas, then it's not a fuel delivery problem with the throttle body/injectors. If no fuel is getting to the engine, the first thing you should check is the fuel filter if you haven't changed it regularly. An engine only needs 3 things to start. Air, fuel and spark. If all of those are present, then the problem is much deeper (timing belt, etc.) and will need to be looked at. Hope this at least gets you pointed in a direction to troubleshoot it.
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