2002 Nissan Xterra help

Tiny
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  • 2002 NISSAN XTERRA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 161,000 MILES
Okay so im driving down the road and the car's RPM'S drop to 0, the steerig jogs for a few seconds and had no gas peddle response. Once I slowed it down and got pulled into the parking lot it then sputtered a few times and died. I got it home and checked the timing belt, its fine. Checked the gear on the distributor and its fine. Got everything put back together, then checked and realized I had no spark. Coming from the plug when you pull it and put a plug in, NO SPARK. Pull the distributor cap, The rotor isnt turning when the distributor is in the engine but it turns out of the engine. I need help please. What can I change/ check and test?
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 9:28 AM

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Tiny
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Hi
Recheck timing belt make sure it is rotating.


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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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But would that really cause it not to get any spark from the plug and not let the distributor rotor spin?
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 9:50 AM
Tiny
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Yes if cams don't turn then dist does not rotate then ECM does not get reference so no spark.
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
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So in reality if my timing belt is too lose it wont turn both because the distributor sits on the right cam, and if it doesnt spin then there is not spark cause the distributor wont spin. Well I guess I wil go out and check again. Lets say I put a new belt on since its kinda sloppy, and I put all the pulleys back on and my radiator too, and it still doesnt start. What should I check.
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
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There maybe valves bent engine is interference type so when belt goes valves stay open and piston contact.
Nissan recommends T-belt replacement at 105k was this done?
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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Not sure I bought the vehicle with 115,000 but from the little expirence I have, all the parts to me still look pretty original. If the belt is really sloppy to where I might be able to slide it off the pulley's could that cause it to not start? Or Just stop Running?

I really do Appreciate the help. Do I need to donate again. And I was thinking, if the belt isnt broken would that eliminate the chance of bent or broken valves.
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 10:29 AM

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