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No check engine light?

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Jan 02, 2018


Could be the crankshaft sensor, wiring, or the coil/ignition module. Che k to see if there is power on the black/white coil wire when the key is turned to statt. If not, you have a loose wire from the ignition. If power is there, test the crank sensor.
Your crank sensor is in the distributer. Here is a test for it:

Diagnosis and Testing

For further Diagnosis and Testing of the Engine Concentrated Control System (ECCS) refer to Chapter 4 or 5 in this guide. Additional distributor and ignition coil information can be found in Chapter 3 of this guide.
CRANK ANGLE SENSOR When the ignition is ON and the main ECCS relay is activated, 12 volts is sent to the crank angle sensor LED. When a slit uncovers the photo diode and it detects the light, a 5 volt signal is sent to the ECU. The unit is easy to test but it must be removed from the engine. Refer to to test procedure below.
  1. First test the circuit to the sensor. Unplug the sensor connector, turn the ignition ON and check for 12 volts between one of the terminals and ground. The other terminals are return signals to the ECU, do not use them for voltmeter ground.
  2. Turn the ignition OFF , remove the distributor assembly and reconnect the plug to the crank angle sensor. Peel back the insulation sufficiently to connect a voltmeter to the wires. Ground the coil high tension wire.
  3. With the voltmeter connected to a good chassis ground, turn the ignitionON and slowly rotate the distributor. One of the return signal wires should have 5 volts off and on with each degree of rotation. The other should have 5 volts off and on with each 180 degrees (4 cyl.) or 120 degrees (6 cyl.) of rotation.
  4. Visually check the rotor plate for rust or damage.

If the sensor tests good, replace the coil.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 30, 2017


Change the Fuel filter. Maybe water in the fuel tank.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Apr 16, 2014


Vacuum leak,check all hoses.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Jan 19, 2014


clogged cat or throttle body

1986 Nissan... | Answered on May 07, 2013


the ECU is messed up or the Throttle body is clogged.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on May 07, 2013


go to summit racing .com

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 11, 2012


hola la velocidad de mi carro no esta trabajando no se que este mal en mi auto mi correo es nallito_1991@hotmail.com.. envienme su comentario porfavor

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Jul 01, 2011


Have you checked the cam sensor or distributor?

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


Sounds like your starter motor is bad, but it could also be just a bad starter relay not allowing current to the starter motor. Have the relay checked first, then the starter.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Oct 07, 2010


Your neutral safety switch has moved a notch out of whack. You can under there and loosen it up and turn it ever so slightly till it kliks then tighten it back up, it is very sensitive and has a very small window. Check it out.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 06, 2010


How white? I would get a can of carbcleaner and spray a little here and there around the intake area to see if you have a vacuum leak. If the smoke is real white like the clouds the you may have an internal coolant leak to a cyl.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 26, 2009


the solenoid inside the starter does not ingage try replacing you starter with a new one.

1986 Nissan... | Answered on Aug 06, 2009

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