2000 Nissan Xterra engine stopped while driving...

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SkyDog

Nashville, TN

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Dec 17, 2009
 
Was driving to work one morning. Had filled up with premium, and had driven about 7 miles into work. The engine dies while I am driving. I cut across 4 lanes of traffic and get to the side of the road. Once there, the engine will crank, but not start. Mechanic says to take the distributor cap off and make sure it turns, thus indicating that the timing chain is still good, and distributor is spinning. Suggests to replace the Distributor cap, and it should work. I have checked the battery, every fusible link and fuse I can find. Fuel pump pressurizes, engine turns, but no go. Seems odd that it would do so while moving, without any prior indication. Could be Gas, but I put $20 worth in. If it was bad, wouldn't it sputter? Going to replace the spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap tomorrow. Any other ideas?
Mike

New York, NY

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Jan 14, 2010
 
Hey man I had a similar problem on an 02 infiniti i35 and it was the cam sensor... may want to check that... does the overdrive light come on when the car is turned back on?
terry

Pittsburgh, PA

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Jan 27, 2010
 
skydog it coudl be your timing chain
tony

Dorothy, NJ

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May 20, 2010
 
its your fuel sending unit or fuel pump both of which are located in your fuel tank.
shaggy

Schaumburg, IL

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May 14, 2012
 
2000 Nissan Xterra engine stopped while driving...
the engine will crank, but not start
jimmie

Athens, GA

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Aug 3, 2013
 
Or clogged fuel/gas filter?
Garrett Radinzel

Fort Dodge, IA

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Oct 23, 2013
 
same problem was driving and it killed I have no idea what is wrong I can hear fuel pump in gas tank and have no spark I believe I held on the the spark plug boot while I turned it over no shock!!! what could it be!!!

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