96 Nissan Altima

Tiny
BACKYARDMECHANIC2
  • 1996 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES

No start when warm, I check for spark and spark
was orange, I replaced cap, rotor and wires check
coil and that checks out fine, and I was going to
check cam sensor but book said it is in the distributor, how can I check this.

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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 6:19 AM

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Tiny
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After doing my homework I answered my own question!The Camshaft sensor is located under the cap and rotor of the distributor. This is a common failure on the 2.4L engine due to oil leakage into the distributor.
I replaced the whole distributor which I purchased from the auto salvage, (i got lucky and found one that has been remand.)And replaced it and haven't had a starting problem since.
So good luck on anyone that is willing to try this but it worked for me.

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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I was going to say check the crank sensor. Glad it's fixed and thanks for the information. I'm sure it will help others.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 6:06 PM

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