Reader Question: Nissan Quest Distributor

0
253
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!

Charles asks: Got a misfire code and the engine shuts off randomly while driving. I think the distributor is shorting out to the distributor housing. First video is mine. Other two are videos of the same car as mine with the problem I think I have.

My Reply: That arcing definitely suggests it – and (apparently) the coil isn’t serviceable (love these modern cars) and so the fix is to replace the distributor as a unit. This sort of thing is common, unfortunately. I had to replace the entire fuel pump “assembly” in my Nissan pick-up just to fix one bad (rusted through) fuel line. Price? $400. Well, that’s what Nissan wanted me to do!

Instead, I scrounged a good used assembly for $75.

I recommend you do the same here, just make sure the replacement distributor comes with a guarantee so that if it has the same problem, you can get your money back.

Let us know what you end up doing!

. . .

Got a question about cars – or anything else? Click on the “ask Eric” link and send ’em in!

If you like what you’ve found here, please consider supporting EPautos.

We depend on you to keep the wheels turning!

Our donate button is here.

 If you prefer not to use PayPal, our mailing address is:

EPautos
721 Hummingbird Lane SE
Copper Hill, VA 24079

PS: EPautos magnets are free to those who send in $20 or more. My latest eBook is also available for your favorite price – free! Click here. If you find it useful, consider contributing a couple of bucks!  

 

 

Share Button

LEAVE A REPLY