1993 Nissan Pulsar Pulsar will not start

Tiny
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  • 1993 NISSAN PULSAR
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 254,000 MILES
I have tried to get my Nissan pulsar to go it cranks over but will not start. I have tried jump starting but was not the battery. The battery did get quite low so I recharged it and works fine has been tested good.
I then looked at the spark plugs which had some black but a friend of mine said that it was normal.
I have taken the distributor cap off and replaced with another making sure the correct wires were on the cap.
I have tried fuel pouring some fuel in the carburettor, have tried starting fluid but to no avail.
The car was sitting for a while and did run a bit rough when it was going.
please help
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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 AT 11:57 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have a good strong spark?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2015 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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How do I know if I have a strong spark?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2015 AT 3:34 PM
Tiny
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Take a spark plug lead off one of the spark plugs, use a spare plug and earth to engine, attach plug lead and crank over, do not hold. You want to see a bright blue spark and it should crack when it fires.
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 AT 1:40 AM
Tiny
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Hi I have got new spark plugs and have tested there is no spark at all
a friend of mine thinks it may be the distributor cap worn out but he is not a mechanic
can you advise on my next step I have some tools and a multi meter

please advise?

Kind regards Steve
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Friday, September 4th, 2015 AT 6:01 PM
Tiny
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You need to run a diagnostic scan first, I need to know if there are any fault codes set.
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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How do I run a diagnostic test what tools do I need and what steps do I need to do please.
Thanks steve
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 AT 1:17 PM
Tiny
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You need a OBD11 scanner and it will plug into a port under the dash, a mechanic will do a code read, some, parts outlets will do it for free, you will just have to make a few phone calls
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 AT 1:38 PM
Tiny
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I have done some google searching will this work on my car as its a Nissan pulsar 1993 and it says on the internet that the scanners work on cars after 1996?
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
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Hi have attached an images of what I think is the console port
please confirm? Sorry about the pictures
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 AT 11:04 PM
Tiny
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It is a fuel injected engine or a carby model?
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Monday, September 7th, 2015 AT 1:30 AM
Tiny
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Hi its a carby model
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Monday, September 7th, 2015 AT 2:01 AM
Tiny
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OK, sorry I was thinking EFI, so start from the beginning with all the basics, do a compression test, check that the carby has fuel supply from the fuel pump, spark plugs are clean and correct gap, distributor cap is not cracked and the carbon brush is ok, crank the engine and see if you have a good spark from the coil and check for a good spark at the plugs, do this and let me know what you find.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 AT 2:55 AM
Tiny
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The carby has fuel supply from the fuel pump, the distributor cap has no cracks of any sought any looks fine spark plugs are brand new and are correct gap. There is no spark at the spark plugs and the coil is giving power as have checked with multimeter. What is carbon brush?
Do you need any pictures of the engine like distributor or anything
Car wont start.
I have had my uncle have a look at the car he has cleaned out the battery connections withy crc and the distributor with crc we waited for the crc to dry and then tested still no spark and no start.
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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I feel that the igniter in the distributor has failed, I would go get a second hand distributor and fit it, this is not an un common problem.
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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Is fitting another distributor a easy job
do I need any specials tools
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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Not hard, but you must mark it so it goes back in exactly the say way, body and shaft, get the engine on TDC #1 check which lead the rotor is pointing to, and re fit the same, you will need to check the timing with a timing light, but if you put it back exactly the same it will be close enough to run and do the timing when you get a light.
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
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Can you post a good link that will help me with the steps I need to take for the removal of the distributor and installation of the new?
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 5:15 PM
Tiny
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Hi what is TDC #1?
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Does the distributor from the car I pull it from have to match my car
Say if I use a distributor from 1994 or 1992 nissan pulsar with the same engine ga16de and same transmission will this be ok?
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 5:24 PM
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Same engine will be fine, TDC#1 is top dead centre #1 cylinder, remove dist cap mark a reference point on distributor where #1 cly lead would line up with, and turn engine till rotor points to this mark, check front engine pulley timing mark should be at or just before the ) mark, this will be TDC, this will be close enough to get the engine to fire up with the new dist fitted with all reference marks lining up.
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Friday, September 18th, 2015 AT 10:09 PM

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