when it rains my 2000 xterra will not start. I replaced distributor , has new wires and plugs. any suggestions?
Did you replace the distributor cap and rotor? When a vehicle becomes susceptible to moisture (dampness/rain) it's going to be an ignition problem. HTH. -Jim
cap and rotor were replaced
I have the same problem with my 2003. It rains and it has to dry out. I have to pump the accelerator. Its like something in the fuel system is getting wet. No evidence of moisture under the hood.
Pumping the accelerator on a fuel injected vehicle does absolutely nothing. Except, maybe, reset the oil life monitoring system. As I said before, when a vehicle is susceptible to moisture it's going to be an ignition Problem. Have you done a complete tune up, hazmat? HTH. -Jim
The X was a fleet vehicle for a engineering firm. Maintenance records confirm plugs, wires, oil, filters, ect. were all handled as suggested by dealer. You can tell that it was well maintained.
Sounds like my S10 Pick Up. A retired delivery truck. Anyhow, when it refuses to start have you checked for spark and/or fuel? I'm betting there's no spark. It is possible that they got a defective ignition component. Perhaps a cracked cap. Even a hairline crack, not visible to the naked eye, will allow moisture, even from just high humidity to foul up the works. HTH -Jim
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