I did not replace the distributor. It was removed w/o making marks to indicate its original position and this through off my timing. I was able to reset the timing, but the car still would not start-cranked, but did not turnover. Car ran fine before all this happened. It never passes its emissions test now and the state of Illinois continues to waive the test even after I make repairs. I replaced the egr valve 2 years ago, mass air flow sensor this year. Two estimates indicate I need a knock sensor, no one said anything about maybe cleaning the O2 sensors. Is this something I could do myself? Let me know. I found a cracked wire going to the distributor. Once this was replaced, I was able to jump the car, charge the battery and turnover the car. I tested the battery and need to purchase a new battery. My pathfinder is making a ticking sound near the timing belt. Do you know what causes the ticking sound? Also, I have a wire harness and a knock sensor and want to do a relocation of the new knock sensor from the top of the manifold to the knock sensor wiring. I don't want to go all the way into the manifold to replace the knock sensor. Have you ever seen this or done this relocation? Estimates so far have been ($950-$1200) for a mechanic to replace the knock sensor going inside the manifold rather than doing a top relocation.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 AT 11:46 AM