1997 Other Nissan Models Rattling and Clicking while acceler

Tiny
FINLEY.SAM
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  • 1997 NISSAN
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 175,000 MILES
For the past two days my Nissan Pickup has been making rattling and popping noises while I accelerated. I can't be sure if it is near the front or back of the engine block though. At first it was nothing other than just that. But then I started it one day and my entire truck started jerking as the RPM fell below 1000, down close to around 500-400 and then jumping back up to 1250-1300. Once I gassed it, it stopped, but it had never done that before. Also, just earlier today I was driving down the road and stopped at a red light. As I was stopped (First gear, clutch all the way down) It rattled, the RPM dropped and then it just died as if I had killed it by picking the clutch up without gassing. After that I tried to restart it, and while it was turning over, it was doing it like it was a huge effort. I just changed the battery 4 months ago, so I know that it is still good. Anyways, after I turned it off completely for about 15 minutes, I tried again and it started. I got it home alright, but the noises started up every time I had to gass to keep at speed. (For example, my 3rd gear goes from around 22mph-40mph and the rattling starts around 30 mph)

Can anyone help me with this?
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 6:42 PM

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Tiny
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Pull the distributor cap off, if there is any oil inside then your distributor is bad.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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I'll do that, but I just got a new distributor in February, thanks though
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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I bet you didn't get it from a Nissan dealer.

The ones from the part stores are junk
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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 AT 12:55 AM

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