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Nissan Micra 1994 120K miles wont start today, engine turns

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Nissan Micra 1994 120K miles wont start today, engine turns over but wont fire up. Was running ok yesterday apart from occasional cut out but restarted straight away
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.
Normally if there is no responce using quick start..then it maens the engine likely has no spark or a compression problem..but the best place to start would be to check the engine still has spark or not..on 1994 then it will use a distributer/ht leads.. so they need to use a spark tester on each lead to see if the distributer is sending a spark to the plugs if not then the distributer needs to be checked out/ in regards ***** ***** cap contacts/rotor arm etc..if that trunsout to be ok the next stage to check is the nats system/immobiliser to ensure its actually recognising the key/shutting down the immobiliser..if not then its either a fault with the key/or the reader coil itself.......