when it rains my 2000 xterra will not start. I replaced distributor , has new wires and plugs. any suggestions?

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Asked by Feb 17, 2014 at 03:53 PM about the 2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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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

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cap and rotor were replaced

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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