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December 26, 2012, 4:24 pm

Johnny K
 

Question: My car wont start, what do i do?

It turns over, and fires with starter fluid. Ive replaced the fuel pump and filter.


December 29, 2012, 11:53 am

Ron W
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May be the Crank Position Sensor is not working well. It sends out the RPM signal to the PCM. If it is bad, there is no RPM signal, and the PCM will not command the injectors to fire. Easiest way to see if it works is to hook up a scantool and crank the engine. Monitor the datastream for RPM. If you see RPM then the sensor is working, if it reads zero RPM, then there is a problem with the Crank Position Sensor circuit.

Or you could just replace it as they are fairly inexpensive (less than $40 in most cases)

If this is the carbureted engine, you should have a shop look at it as the carb itself is probably having an issue.


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