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Old 05-19-2019, 12:45 PM
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Default 2000 Frontier runs rough after rain

If it rains overnight, or any time the Frontier sits through rain, it runs rough and bucks when started. I have to slip the clutch and rev higher to get rolling. Then, I have to shift at higher than usual RPMs. After driving five minutes or so, the problem disappears. Obviously water getting into something, but I have not been able to find out where. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:44 PM
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Most times when an engine runs rough in or after damp or wet weather, it's either a bad distributor cap OR one or more bad ignition wires. For ignition wires, I go with NGK (most auto part stores have or can get them, but I find the best price at Rockauto.com). For distributor cap and rotor, I only use genuine Nissan.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:49 AM
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Thanks. I shall look into it when I can get my truck to a place where I can work on it.
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:36 AM
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Yep, I've been having the same problem with my 2001. Back in the day before all these sensors and computers it was the distributor cap 99.9% of the time. So that's what I'm going to replace first.
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Replace the spark wires ONE AT A TIME !!!
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