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Every few days the car jus seems like there is no spark at all

Than all of sudden it starts no problem and runs fine! My friend puts this dyalis machine on and reads P1870..he says its the CRANK SENSOR! Whats your opinion? If you agree where is it located on the block? Also the machine says TRANS COMPONENT SLIPPING! its a 1996 bonneville 3.8 litre super charged...thanks

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If you like go ahead and let someone sell and replace your transmission but here is my suggestion! Check around and see if you can find a minor vacuum leak! This can simply be the big round hose that goes from the fuel injection to the power brake hub! This is normally a push in connector which has about a 1/2 inch hose clamped on it! If there is any kink or the connector is not in correctly a leak will occur and the transmission will shift rough as though you will be thrown out of the vehicle! Try unplugging this connector and plug it back in hard and straight and maybe you will be lucky and fix your problem. If the vacuum is correct your transmission will shift better than you have ever experienced!

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