1997 Nissan Truck Tune up gone wrong

Tiny
MYWONDERKIND
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  • 1997 NISSAN TRUCK
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 156,000 MILES
Ok, so I replaced the valve cover gasket, fuel & air filters, plugs, wires, distributor cap & rotor. The truck feels like it's misfiring when I accelerate - sort of stalls and is really jerky. I'm driving it to Dallas from GA, but I don't think it's road worthy just yet. What else can I do?
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Saturday, October 31st, 2009 AT 7:38 PM

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Tiny
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When you replaced the rotor cap and distributor, you likely shifted the engine out of time. Reference a Haynes or Chilton manual and you should be able to fix this problem easily. While timing lights et al are ideal, I always just time these by listening to the engine and judge the responsiveness of punching the accelerator.
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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 3:11 AM

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