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Car will not start

After replacing two O2 sensors and the mapping sensor the vehicle will not start. The vehicle was running before replacing the sensors and the computer analysis indicated that the sensors were faulty and should be replaced

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Why did you replace the MAP sensor? .....put the old one back and see if it starts. Also depending on the yr this could take air fuel sensors NOT O2 sensors fo a few yrs the connectors were interchangeable. Must have the right sensors...look at the emissions lable for clarification. Must also have vacuum line on the MAP sensor

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Do you get the crack when you start the car.if not then check the ignition switch.

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  • smarttech Nov 20, 2008

    if the ignition switch is proper then check whole ignition module.

  • smarttech Nov 20, 2008

    all of the battery terminals and cables and check the wires on the
    starter/selonoid, start from the battery and follow the cable out and check all
    conections , clean and tighten them and if it still does it the
    starter/selonoid is bad and needs replacement...


  • smarttech Nov 20, 2008

    also check out the idle valve.

  • smarttech Nov 20, 2008

    Defective new sensors, shorted wire, defective computer .check out this.



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