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I have a '92 Nissan Sentra with 53,000 miles on it. I've owned this car for a year and never even heard it sputter. I left town last weekend for a couple days and when I got up to go to school monday morning it would not start. It turns over and almost acts like it wants to fire but wont start. I pulled a plug and it was wet and had spark. I pulled the distributer cap and the terminals were a little corroded so I went ahead and replaced my plugs, wires, cap and rotor. I turned the engine over with the cap off and the rotor is turning. I also changed the air filter because it was looking pretty dirty. After all the new parts installed it still does the same thing. Still has spark and the plugs still look wet. Is this a timing issue or am I overlooking something.
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as i always tell everyone, best to check to see if you have any engine codes stored in the ECU. if you dont know how to check for the codes, just run a search and i'm sure you will find a post or two telling you where the ECU is located and how to pull the codes. if you still have trouble, then i will go into further details.
 

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you have weak spark. just because you see blue does not mean spark enough to ignite the fuel. I suggest that you invest in a new ignition coil that is located around the distributor. its small and easy to remove. Locate a good factory unit. I bought a new one because mine did the exact same thing that yours did. they are not cheap from nissan. 195.00 But you have factory spark. I have used other coils and its hard to locate a good place for the aftermarket unit. MSD did not work for crap. don't use it!!!

Chris 92 classic

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this is link to the coil you need.
 

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Having same issuehttp://www.nissanforums.com/images/smilies/confused.gif

We are having same issue as david-2882 with 92 Nissan sentra - We have installed new coil - checked fuel pump and still it will not start. Also had to replace the computer so no ECU codes since we have not been able to get it to start. any ideas?

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I did a few things to get my car running but I beleive that a clogged fuel filter was preventing it from starting.. I was getting fuel but I dont think I was getting enough fuel pressure...
 

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I did a few things to get my car running but I beleive that a clogged fuel filter was preventing it from starting.. I was getting fuel but I dont think I was getting enough fuel pressure...
that happened to me also, but to start my car i opened the trunk and had some1 crank the engine. while he cranked the engine i stomped on the trunk floor like 2 times and VROOOOOM. so i bought a new fuel pump and when i took out the old one the fuel filter looked like it had filtered sand! 15 years in the car it was definet time for a new pump
 

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common problem

my sentra had the same problem the plugs had a bit of oil on it and two weeks later the headgaset went and left me on the highway.
now the car is sitting in my backyard in the process of rebuilding from the head up. i order the felpro kit and it should be running in a WEEK.
 

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Well thank you everyone we got her running!!!!! firing order (other post) was an issue and then we had to replace the inline fuel filter! All together things that needed fixing were:
the Brain - ECU
coil
distributor cap and rotor
removed fuel pump and found bare wire - fixed that
inline fuel filter

YAHOO car is running and sounds great!

LynnT
 

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Ok she died again! Same issue so I tried the pull the fuel pump fuse crank the engine and then reinstall the fuse and she started just fine! OK so this works but what is the remedy? Don't want to have to do this everytime she dies.

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