Mechanics

WON'T STAY RUNNING

1988 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine Performance problem
1988 Nissan Pathfinder 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 107000 miles

i had to pull home a car yesterday. After I got it home I went to run an errand and the pathfinder just shut off.I was able to start it a couple of times it seemed week and I could smell a sulfur smell. Had it pulled home. Started last night but I shut it down. Started it today but died when I applied gas and won't restart. Help you don't think towing a car did this do you
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Project37
November 13, 2009.




It's a duralast. We have to advance the timing on the distrubutor to even get it to start. Yesterday when we tried it the distributor was set where it was supposed to be so no start.

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Project37
Nov 28, 2009.
After checking through previous replies and the data again, I seem to have missed out one important factor which you have written and repeated in last post.

Engine does not start with distributor in original position. This seems to indicate a fault with the ignition timing and the most likely cause would be a skipped timing belt.

A compression test might have shown the results. Remove the upper timing belt cover and check the camshaft markings to see if they are correct.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_TimingBelt88PathfinderFig05_1.jpg

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KHLow2008
Nov 28, 2009.

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