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Locatihg the cranksensesor

The car sometimes won`t turn over. I have to play with the gearshift level to get the car started.

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  • hartyea29 Jan 06, 2009

    My 2001 Buick Regal will not turn over either. I thought it might be the battery. How do you know the difference between when the battery is dead or when it is an issue with the cranksenser?

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Your problem is most likey your neutral safety lockout switch.

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