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Old 06-24-2018, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default If No Start Check Crank Position Sensor

I had the very common no start issue that just came out of the blue. I jumped fuse 4 and 6 and confirmed the main fuel pump worked and I confirmed I had fuel at the fuel rail, I had spark, swapped in a known working coil, ignition control module and fuel pump relay and still nothing. Finally I unplugged the crank position sensor, plugged it back in and all of a sudden the car fired right up. I assume there must be a short somewhere in it and will be ordering a new one so I won't be stranded somewhere other than my driveway. Thankfully this happened in my garage. I have a parts car that I tried to take one off, but it was stuck in the mounting hole.


Any suggestings on getting one of these out if it is being stubborn?
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:15 AM   #2
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So which gem let you down?
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:33 PM   #3
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Don't bother with a used one. Generic ones like from Delphi which have worked fine for me are cheap on ebay.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:40 PM   #4
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It was the most pristine of my cars, the 90,000 mile Texas car. I ended up buying a Bougicord piece from FCP Euro.

I hope it comes out easier than the one I was trying to remove from my parts car. That one was stuck in but good and I didn't dare prying on it too hard. Maybe a bit of penetrating fluid sprayed on the old sensor would not be a bad idea.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:24 PM   #5
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Yes absolutely start spraying with penetrating fluid! Let the car idle for a while and spray with some more, the heat will help it work it's way in.

DO NOT get a long screw driver and hammer and try and "tap" it sideways to break it free, that's a very good way to break the mounting tab...ask me how I know
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:55 PM   #6
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Let it sit in penetrating fluid as stated. It's already hell to get to it. Mine popped right out. I was lucky.
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:32 PM   #7
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guess i got lucky too mine came out easy rusted Wisconsin car.... Texas car should be mint
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Yeah, It came out very easily on the Texas car. I was trying to remove one from a donor car and it wasn't budging.
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