No spark at plug

Asked by Oct 31, 2016 at 06:34 PM about the 1998 Nissan Frontier 2 Dr XE Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My ignition coil has a spark. Installed new dist. cap
and rotor still no spark at plug or at the top of the
cap. The spark from the coil won't reach more than
1/8 of an inch max. Weak coil?

7 Answers

7,385

1/8" is good. Remove distributor cap to see if the distributor shaft rotates, it may be stripped.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

It's rotating

What happened was I dumped the clutch and killed it and it hasn't started since. Think it could have jumped time or something?

7,385

It would not affect not having spark at the plugs. If there's no spark at the pugs it won't start no matter what, unless there is spark and you thought it wasn't strong enough then do a compression test

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,060

Is that distributor gear or pulse signal powered? Make sure the rotor is spinning with engine. Also check the ECCS relay

1,060

Check this

1,060

Hopefully this helps

Your Answer

Frontier

Looking for a Used Frontier in your area?

CarGurus has 21,682 nationwide Frontier listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Nissan Frontier Experts

  • #1
    avatar666
    Reputation
    1,590
  • #2
    opetech
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    jmcalafactor
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
632 Great Deals out of 43,276 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,325 Great Deals out of 184,533 listings starting at $699
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,133 Great Deals out of 167,426 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Ranger
170 Great Deals out of 5,554 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Sierra 1500
890 Great Deals out of 65,681 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
362 Great Deals out of 10,960 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
291 Great Deals out of 22,098 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Pathfinder
333 Great Deals out of 24,739 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Dakota
123 Great Deals out of 3,756 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Frontier For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 13,083 listings starting at $13,963
2016 Nissan Frontier For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 2,683 listings starting at $13,895
2015 Nissan Frontier For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,041 listings starting at $11,495
2014 Nissan Frontier For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 1,107 listings starting at $8,690
2013 Nissan Frontier For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 485 listings starting at $7,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.