Hi, I recently replaced the engine in my 1999 Nissan Altima 5 speed. We ‘finished’ recently and when we went to crank it, sadly it would not. It has no spark. I purchased a used yard engine. We re-installed my perfectly working distributor from my old engine. What gives??! My mechanic pulled out the plug wires and grounded them and nada. Did we simply cross a couple of wires somewhere on the harness? We haven’t really had time to troubleshoot yet but id love to start on the right track. Could the old distributor have gone bad in the two days it was out of my old engine?
On another note, we had to drain the manual tranny of fluid to remove the front CV axles. After re-installing the axles the transmission starting leaking fluid! Is there a known vent on this transmission and we simply overfilled it? I put approx 3 quarts of oil in it. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t drained fully to start so that is what i’m hoping.
Thanks again for your excellent advice.