Nissan Quest Distributor Problem

Question: My 2000 Nissan Quest runs fine for about 15 minutes, then it dies. After about half an hour sitting, it will start up again. I had the computer checked and no codes were stored. Have you fixed one of these with this same problem before?

Answer: Yes, I’ve seen that quite a bit. Many times the electronics inside the distributor will short out when the engine gets hot, and then you will have to spark and the engine will die. The next time your Quest dies, quick have someone check the spark plugs to see if they aren’t sparking. If they aren’t, then replace the distributor. So many of them have broken that you should have no trouble locating a quality rebuilt unit to save a bunch of money versus buying a brand new distributor.