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So I have seen variations of this problem on this forum, but still having issues. Replaced the distributor, fuel filter, and Mass Air flow sensor, still has intermittent starting (cranks, wont fire up) when warm. Here's the longer story: It started after a few days I got back from a long trip when my 00 Xterra hesitated a little when I gave it gas. The next day I started it and it just bogged down, wouldn't go over 2000 rpm. Nursed it back home. Checked the spark and it was fine, so replaced the fuel filter and checked that it was pumping fuel. It was. Guessed it might be the Mass Air Sensor, but decided to have my mechanic check the codes. Had it towed there. He cleared the codes since it had several (and we had pulled a few hoses checking things), but then couldnt get it started. Finally did, but it didnt register codes. He replaced the entire distrubutor, even though I told him the spark was good. Got it home, let it run for a while since the battery was low. After I shut it off, ten minutes later it wouldnt start. Let it sit overnight, started fine the next day, so took it back to the mechanic. He replaced the mass air flow sensor. Ran pretty good for a couple of days, but then took a drive, and it wouldnt start when hot again. Let it sit, started fine. Getting tired of dumping money into this thing. Any ideas?