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Wont start sometime i wiggle crank sensor wire and it starts now it wont start at all

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What have you done up to now tell i mite be able to help im a mechanic ok

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SOURCE: The car cranks but won't start

Ok, check the following below--

1. Check the Ignition control Module for its operational value. it may be damaged.

2. Check the coils.
3. Check the plugs and wires.
4. Check the ECM/PCM/ECU(All represent the same device that is commonly known as the engine control computer)

Check these areas thoroughly for faults. I would also advise to replace the fuel filter and fuel pump as well.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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