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Old 08-04-2021, 01:33 AM   #1
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this is a 3.3l v6 frontier, not my truck. says it died going down the road and now will not start, but the starter spins it fairly easily and the distributer cap appears to be in time. unknown milage on timing chain (belt???).

any ideas what to start looking at ?
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1. Starter can still crank and electrical part of ignition switch can still fail to complete circuit to the ignition. So test that.


2. Take off distributor cap, turn the engine with a socket on the crank bolt when in neutral, see if the distributor rotor turns; that should establish whether your timing belt is broken or intact.


3. Spray some aerosol starting fluid into the air cleaner, try to start, do this a few times. If it runs for a few seconds then quits out, you have a fuel delivery issue, start there. If it won't run at all when you do this, then it's a spark issue, work on that. This is a common first test to help isolate the problem. This is practically an ALWAYS: isolate whether spark or fuel.
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before I reply, we've done the usual stuff, I'm just not familiar with failure points common to the d22. thank you cusser !

1 this surprised me. I'll check that, thanks!

2 it appears to be aligned TDC + cylinder 1... no bad noises when rotating

3 no fire on ether. I did ask about timing, but u didn't ask about spark. it's really easy to assume the basics were concerned. I'll bug him again
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