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1989 park avenue would run about 60 miles then die, could restart immediately, but would go about 4 to 10 miles then die again, could restart immediately but would repeat the 4 to 10 mile thing. A couple trips would go without dying. About three weeks ago it then started having hard crank start, with some backfire, then last week it would not start at all (was quite cold) with backfire (all backfire subtle). Then yesterday it had warmed up and it started without any problems, tried several times and it would start without issue. Today it was a cold day and started fine again this morning with no problem. It has always had a code for either Crankshaft sensor, camshaft sensor or ignition module but I had been thinking more of fuel pump problem. Any ideas???

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Check harmonic balancer for slop back and forth,,,,these 3.8's have a crank posision sensor behind the balancer,that run off of the balancer,,,gthe rubber wears out and they start to flop around and timing gets messed up.../they cost around 100 bucks for a aftermarket,and if thats the problem,do yourself a favor and replace CPS while tour at it....good luck...Lee

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