Go Back   Infamous Nissan - Hardbody / Frontier Forums > Model Specific > Hardbody Forum (D21)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2018, 01:54 AM   #11
jp2code
Software Developer
 
jp2code's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Age: 49
Posts: 8,682
Vehicle: 94 LB 2x4 Manual VG33e
Thanks: 1,246
Thanked 1,080 Times in 952 Posts
Default

Have you had the battery tested, too? Sometimes a cell will blow out, causing it to not hold a enough charge to crank the engine.

@Hardbody92 - When I get a distributor cap, rotor and wires, I always go to Nissan and get the genuine article.
__________________
Joe (not a mechanic!) • Don't have an account? EMAIL ME
Free Service Manuals: https://ownersmanuals2.com/make/nissan
Walk-through: Checking Nissan Trouble Codes
1994 VG30E to VG33E with H256 Cams

jp2code is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Hardbody92 (05-28-2018)
Old 05-27-2018, 10:45 AM   #12
cadillacdude1975
The Gear Jammer
 
cadillacdude1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 46
Posts: 8,661
Vehicle: 87 D21 SE KC V6 2wd 5sp & 86.5 V6 SE auto
Thanks: 315
Thanked 953 Times in 883 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardbody92 View Post
Funny because I took off the cap and cleaned it and the truck fired right up, but then it wouldn’t start again. Where can I buy a quality cap at a reasonable price?

the one that cracked was an ebay cap. i have a duralast one on there now and it has been fine for 3 or 4 years now.


the problem with aftermarket caps is they like to cut corners on the brass posts inside the caps. they trim down the material to save money, and it ends up causing problems in the long run. that is why the M103 inline 6 cylinder Mercedes caps by Bosch are so expensive. they are made so much better than any generic replacement. when i was getting my 300e up to running and driving condition, i skimped and bought a cheaper cap. i would rather waste 20 bucks than the 85 to 100 for the OEM equipment. so now that the car has had zero ignition issues since i have been driving it the last 3 months, it will get the correct cap and button next time it needs to be changed.
__________________
"Im officially lost" - wildbill
cadillacdude1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Hardbody92 (05-28-2018)
Old 05-27-2018, 04:41 PM   #13
XoXSciFiGuy
 
XoXSciFiGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 1,093
Vehicle: 1997 D21 King Cab XE 2WD
Thanks: 41
Thanked 153 Times in 139 Posts
Default

CadillacDude is right. Some aftermarket parts for these trucks work just fine. Others have known issues. Starters, for example. Go too cheap on those and they have problems. Caps and rotors (often made in China) are famous for being crap.
__________________

1997 King Cab XE, 5-sp, canopy, AC/PS, KA24E, 113,000 miles. Need a technical manual? Drop me a message. Chilton's for amateurs.
XoXSciFiGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2018, 09:16 PM   #14
ahardb0dy
The Post Count Whore
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Sorrento, Florida
Age: 52
Posts: 7,273
Vehicle: 2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner
Thanks: 62
Thanked 820 Times in 761 Posts
Default

I always use Beck Arnley cap and rotors, no problem with them
__________________
My name is Tony and I'm a Infamousaholic

Current truck - 2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner ,

(formerly owned: 1993 Nissan Hardbody king cab 2wd, 90 Nissan Sentra, 94 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4x4, 05 Nissan Titan, 87 Nissan SE-V6 4x4 king cab, 94 Infiniti Q45t & 80 Datsun 310GX )
ahardb0dy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2018, 04:19 AM   #15
urimashe
 
urimashe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: ak
Posts: 90
Vehicle: nissan hardbody 1993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

sounds like you either need a new ground cable or positive cable....
urimashe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2018, 03:52 AM   #16
D-Dub
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Washington
Posts: 33
Vehicle: Nissan D21 1987
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Check the resistance in your main battery cables, sounds like you might need new cables.
D-Dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.