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My car starts sometimes runs fine does not miss turn it off the car won't start back getting no spark to the sparkplugs changed out control module but not the coils did not solve the problem.

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I would replace the crankshaft position sensor, have a buick and that was the issue, dealer said it is most common fault.

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