Barely starts and when it does it runs rough and shuts off?

Tiny
ERICCLARK
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  • 2000 NISSAN QUEST
  • 3.3L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
So, I still can't get this car going. I need a fresh brain to look at it. It all started by running rough after my friend messed with it. I don't have a clue what he did, but he was checking the oil for her I guess, but he spent 30 minutes under the hood. I'm told it just quit running, I think there when they went to start it, it wouldn't start, the starter was out. I got a new starter, put it in and when started it was running rough like it wasn't getting enough fuel. I checked the pressure it was low, so I changed the filter nothing changed. So, I changed the pump and found nothing I found my code reader and it said my MAF sensor was bad, replaced that at this point it won't start at all. Checked the cap and rotor were really bad, I replaced them and now I got an engine that won't hardly start and when it does its runs rough and stalls out in a few seconds. I really feel like it is the distributor. At this point I can't throw more money at it, I need help.
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Saturday, October 1st, 2022 AT 8:41 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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When it stalls out will it run on starting fluid? That is what I would check first because if there is sugar in the tank it can take out the new fuel pump. It dissolves in the fuel, and it is difficult to see. Let me know, this guide can help as well:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-not-running-advanced

Please go over this guide and report back.
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Saturday, October 1st, 2022 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
ERICCLARK
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It doesn’t start with starting fluid. And I’m getting spark, but my plugs are black. Can I clean them and re-gap? I was on a budget about $200.00 ago.
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Saturday, October 1st, 2022 AT 11:55 AM

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