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Old 08-12-2018, 03:33 PM   #1
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I just bought a 1991 Nissan d21 4X4 and drove it home pressure washed the whole thing motor and all now it won't start it turns over and has spark but will not fire even with spraying starter fluid in the carb and it's been 3 days. It's a stick and when you push start it it will start but will not stay running as long as you keep pushing it. It will stay running or well spiting and sputtering what can the problem be could it be the crankshaft position sensor or the ecm since I had to pressure was out the cab due to it being in a barn for a year with the windows down
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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take the distributor cap off and see if water got inside the cap. mine did the same thing when my cap was cracked.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:39 PM   #3
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I don't have any experience directly with a 1991 Nissan d21, but will share that on both my 1998 and my 2004 4-cylinder Frontiers that I got water down into the spark plug recesses even though there are intact seals, and had misfire until I got those dried out completely, I had issues. I could tell by stuffing a piece of rag down that there was water, ended up having to use an air compressor and air stream to dry them out.
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