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Sep 21, 2015, 3:33 PM

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My 2002 Nissan frontier with 3.3 6 cyl. Went to missing when engine warmed up. Went to auto zone and had them diagnose it. Got reading saying misfire in one cylinder. Was told I needed to replace plugs, wires, distributor , and rotor. I did all this and drove about 10 miles and when engine warmed up it starting doing same thing. What could be problem. Was told coil but this model has no coil.

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Sep 21, 2015, 5:34 PM

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Which cylinder(s) is missing? Does it miss only at idle, acceleration, and/or cruising? Does the miss go away after the engine has warmed up? Autozone is a parts store and can read codes, but I wouldn't rely on them diagnosing drive-ability issues.

You need to figure out which cylinder(s) is misfiring. Then you can find out why it is missing. It does have an ignition coil that is located inside the distributor, but a faulty coil won't cause a single cylinder misfire.

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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Sep 21, 2015, 5:36 PM)

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Sep 21, 2015, 8:02 PM

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recheck for codes you will get a p0301 to p0306 - last digit indicates the misfiring cylinder.

a misfire is often simple ...1)missing spark,2) no injector 3) a compression issue...

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