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2000 Nissan Frontier 3.3L VG33E engine. Drove it to the store and when i came out it would not start. I determined the timing belt stripped at the crank gear. I replaced the belt. I am pretty certain that the timing is right. All line on the new belt match maks on the gears and I have 40 teeth between the cam gear mark and 43 between the LH cam gear mark and the crank gear. ??

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Nissan markets its D22 and D40 pickup trucks in North America as the Frontier. A six-cylinder 3.3-liter engine with a double overhead camshaft is standard for the D22 models. The timing belt for this engine keeps the camshafts synchronized with the camshaft, enabling the engine to run smoothly. The timing belt has a limited lifetime, and typically requires replacement after 60,000 miles.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Simply buy a new belt from Nissan. Line up the marks on the belt with the marks on the cam gears and crank gear and it will start.

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SOURCE: 93 pathfinder cranks but no start

if there is a enough fuel and and spark then it has to fire but what you put means its the spark plug and wires replace those and you will be fine pull it out and see if there is fire good luck

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SOURCE: timimg for a 1990 nissan maxima

If your belt came with marks, then they should match the marks that are on the sprockets and block, if not, you must have the cam marks align with those on the engine. If you're in doubt about the exact spot, lay a tooth pick across the sprockets so that you can check alignment to the block.

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SOURCE: replace seat belt on 2000 nissan frontier

Should be a T50 or T55. Should have a cover over the bolt. Remove the cover, and remove the bolt.

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there should be a small mark on the block and indentation

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