Distributor - 1AEDI00045

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This NEW replacement Ignition distributor is just what you need to get your Nissan up and working again!


  • Brand new components, not rebuilt
  • Complete unit including cap and rotor
  • Improved steel bearings for better longevity
  • 100% tested
  • No core charge

All components are marked and verified as NEW.

This Ignition distributor makes a great replacement and has substantial cost savings over a dealer unit.

Our electrical and electronic parts are subject to strict quality control testing. Please ensure proper diagnosis of this item before purchasing as the item cannot be returned once installed or plugged in.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Disconnecting the Battery (0:22)
    • Disconnect the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
  2. step : Removing the Distributor (0:37)
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the distributor cap
    • Lift the cap off and set it to the side
    • Place a 1-1/16" socket and ratchet on the engine crank
    • Turn the crank clockwise and crank the engine to top dead center (pointer will be aligned with second mark on the pulley with one mark to the left and three to the right)
    • Mark the location of the rotor with a pen
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Remove the 12mm bolt from the distributor with a socket, ratchet, and magnet
    • Lift the distributor up and out
    • Mark the second location of the rotor
  3. step : Installing the Distributor (6:58)
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the new distributor
    • Remove the cap from the new distributor
    • Based on the markings on the old distributor, place markings on the new distributor in the same location, using a ruler and marker
    • Line the distributor into place, setting the rotor until it meets the top dead center marking
    • Tighten the 12mm bolt snug
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Place the distributor cap on
    • Tighten the Phillips screws to the cap
    • Transfer the wires, wire-for-wire, from the old cap to the new one in their correct locations
  4. step : Reconnecting the Battery (13:55)
    • Connect the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
  5. step : Checking the Engine Timing (14:13)
    • Let the engine run up to operating temperature
    • Attach the timing light connections to the appropriate terminals on the battery
    • Attach the lead to the #1 spark plug wire on the distributer cap
    • Rev the engine a few times
    • Disconnect the throttle position sensor electrical connectors
    • Set the timing light to 15 degrees before top dead center
    • Aim the timing light down at the crank
    • If needed, loosen the 12mm bolt on the distributor a bit
    • Aim the timing light down at the crank
    • Once ready, tighten the 12mm bolt
    • Aim the timing light down at the crank and recheck the timing
    • Connect the throttle position sensor connectors
    • Disconnect the timing light

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Magnet - Extendable

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet
  • Swivel

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 1-1/16 Inch Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Timing Light

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

4.57/ 5.0
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So far so good
Part is working as expected so far ( 1 month since replaced the old one) but I am impressed with the price I paid ridiculously low. Happy running truck, Happy customer :). Definitely recommend this part. Pathfinder 98 LE
March 1, 2017
Good buy
Our mechanic installed the part and it has worked fine. Much better price than local parts store.
June 21, 2017
Great Distributor, Very reasonable price
Received the distributor on time. It worked immediately with no problems. The price was more that half of any other online service. I will shop here again and recommend this site to others.
July 7, 2017
It works at a great price
Purchased this item for 2001 Mercury Villager 3.3l.The price was excellent and it arrived quickly. When I installed the distributor it didnt feel quite right (the shaft felt 1 or 2 mm too long). Ive put on over a 1000 miles and seems to be working fine. If it continues to work, I would purchase again.
October 9, 2017
Failed 1 week after installation and caused other problems. Do not buy this part.
November 22, 2017
Great fit
Went right in and didnt have to do much to it. Will buy from again. Also recommend to friends
April 14, 2018
Same parts at cheaper price
been doing this for 28 years professionally and I knew there was a place to get the same parts for cheaper price.
June 11, 2018
Very Happy with 1A auto
I celebrate the day I discovered 1A Auto! I have purchased parts for 4 different vehicles so far and have been 100% satisfied with each purchase. They ship fast and have help videos that show you how to get er done. I most recently purchased a distributor for my 01 Xterra. It was complete and ready to drop in at the best price I could find internet shopping. Thanks 1A, Im on the road again. Kenny
June 13, 2018
Working Like a Champ
Bought this Distrib from 1Aauto to replace 1 bought from another website which failed miserably! Arrived packaged well, installed in less than 30 minutes and fired up when I hit the key! Been running like a champ and I believe Im getting better fuel mileage as well. Expect it to continue to perform. New life for an 18yr old truck. Thanks 1Aauto
July 19, 2018
Excellent product
I know es a gamble buying aftermarket parts but i have to say this one works perfect.
August 26, 2018
It was great! the part ordered was correct, fit perfectly, I got it as promised, and I will use 1A Auto again! Thank you! Dale Leatherman.
October 17, 2018
Distributor that I order fit and works great.Part fit my Nissan Frontier.No problems.The part got shipped and Delivered within A few days.I would recommend 1Aauto lower prices for parts free shipping.
November 19, 2018
Nossian distributor 1AEDI0PP45
Unit worked great. Great price, not the cheapest I found, but with return policy. I decided on buying here. Didnt need to return which is good. Very satisfied with purchase. Saved $$$hundreds$$$ verses OEM.
November 27, 2018
great product
very good price and great product thank you very much also quick delivery
December 11, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Is the camshaft position sensor bank 1 apart of this distributor?
M C April 21, 2017
Yes. Its in the the distributor
Vinh P April 26, 2017
It most certainly is
Edmund F April 27, 2017
Yes sensor is included. this is a complete drop in part, plug and play. Timing will need to be set after installation.
Brian C April 27, 2017
Hi yes the camshaft position sensor is part of the distriblutor
Taylin S April 27, 2017
Bought this for a Mercury Villager. The electronic elements that are suppose to be inside this distributor are there. Not sure if camshaft position is 1 one of them. My best guess on the Villager was that electronic piece that controls fuel injection was bad. Just decided to replace the whole distributor. Worked great for me. If I was you, I would double check 1As return policy.
Terrell N May 18, 2017
Year Make Model Description
1997-2000Infiniti QX4 Infiniti QX4 Distributor V6 3.3L
1999-2002Mercury Villager Mercury Villager Distributor V6 3.3L
1999Nissan Frontier Nissan Frontier Distributor (Built After 11/98 Production Date) V6 3.3L
2000-2004Nissan Frontier Nissan Frontier Distributor V6 3.3L
1996-2000Nissan Pathfinder Nissan Pathfinder Distributor V6 3.3L
1999-2002Nissan Quest Nissan Quest Distributor V6 3.3L
2000-2004Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra Distributor V6 3.3L
Part #: 1AEDI00045

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