Rotor not turning over

Asked by Feb 28, 2017 at 01:34 PM about the 2002 Nissan Xterra XE V6

Question type: General

I have a 2002 3.3 V6 Nissan Xterra and my rotor
it's turning what would that possible be?

11 Answers

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The brake rotors? They turn with the wheels.

No I'm taking about the timing belt it cut off on me in the middle of traffic and it wouldn't start.

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Replace the belt but your engine is an interference engine so you may have bent valves.

the cam shafts aren't moving

what are bent valves

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Valves are integral to the engine. We are loosing you on terminology. What are you referring to as the "rotor"? If you suspect your belt broke from not getting it changed, the engine will not run. You will need to replace to get it running again. The 3.3 is a non interference engine, so no bent valves.

it was the timing belt that was broke

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The valves are in the head of the engine. There are intake valves that let in the air and gas that burn to make power. The exhaust valves lets the burned fuel out of the engine. When the timing belt breaks the pistons can hit the open valves which bends them. At his point you may need a full engine rebuild or just a rebuild of the heads in addition to a new timing belt.

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Tom the information I can find indicates that the 3.3 is an interference engine. If I am wrong let me know.

your right my dad was saying that it was the timing belt that's was broke

I have a question, How do you set the timing and cams on a 2002 Nissan Xterra and which way do you turn the cams?

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