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GA16DE 1.6L Engine Engine Discussion: 91-99 Sentra, 95-98 200SX, 91-93 NX1600

 
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#1 Old Feb 17th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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So im driving down the road, and everything is fine. suddenly the engine hiccups and then dies all together. i get it home and check all the ignition troubleshooting steps given in the hanyes manual. everything checks good. i use an spark checker and i have no spark. i even set the gap a little smaller in case its a weak spark. but nothing. any ideas?
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#2 Old Feb 17th, 2013, 05:15 PM
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oh and its a 1997 nissan sentra gxe
#3 Old Feb 17th, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Pull the distributor cap and see if the rotor is still attached to the shaft or if it spins freely...

99% of the questions that are "STRANGE" have a dirt simple answer...usually answered by a dirt simple search.

NISSAN GOOGLE

Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?

Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.

Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?

Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"

Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???

And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)

And yes, I am diggin' it...
#4 Old Feb 18th, 2013, 01:49 AM
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Definitely sounds like some distributor shenanigans...
#5 Old Feb 18th, 2013, 02:00 AM
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Ya, it's happened to me three times now.
First time, I had the car towed 'cause I didn't bother checking the obvious and figured it was catastrophic engine failure because of the way the intake/exhaust sounded while I was cranking it. 6 hours and $300 tow... Decided to take a look-see while I was waiting for a ride and found the rotor screw laying in the cap.
Second time, same car, I was a tad bit smarter and only a mile from the house - 15 minutes and $0. Replaced the distributor anyways 'cause the threads were shot and no amount of lock-tite was gonna do it.
Third time was in the other Sentra, same thing...welded the screw hole shut, drilled and re-tapped it, good to go. Should've given that one a bit of preventative maintenance with some lock-tite, but blew it off...

99% of the questions that are "STRANGE" have a dirt simple answer...usually answered by a dirt simple search.

NISSAN GOOGLE

Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?

Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.

Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?

Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"

Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???

And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)

And yes, I am diggin' it...
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