Question about 1997 Nissan Pickup
I am having a problem with my 1997 Nissan pickup, 4WD, 4 cylinder, standard transmission. It started about a year ago. It will just cut out or lose ignition after driving 5 or 10 miles, then after a cool down you can drive it for about the same amount of time, and so on and so forth.
I had changed all tune up parts, there was no change. I then brought it to a local Nissan dealer who diagnosed a bad camshaft position sensor and oxygen sensors. So I then changed the distributor (after market) and oxygen sensors and while I was at it I changed the crankshaft position sensor, but still no luck.
I then went back to the Nissan dealer and they told me the same code for the camshaft position sensor was coming up, so I had them put in am original parts distributor by their people and still no luck. Then I let Nissan diagnose it further and they told me the same code was coming up and their distributor was functioning properly. They suggested I change the whole wiring harness. I've since taken it from the Nissan dealer because I cant afford to have them install a new harness.
I let the truck sit for a while and then started driving is again in the winter months 07/08 and it was fine all winter and most of the spring. Now its doing the same thing again. I just had all the grounds cleaned, but still no luck. Do you have any suggestions??
We had the same problem, and i am a mechanic, so i just put in a new computer and now it works fine. Used ones are $150.00 . The truck was doing the exact same thing and i done everything you done to try and fix it. Also showed the same code. Try changing that computer which is under passenger side seat. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
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