Replaced engine coil and cam shaft sensor still not starting its cranking but not igniting any suggestions??
For starters, it would be nice to know which engine we are talking about.
The 2.0L (VIN code [C]) or the (2.4L VIN code [X])
Either of these engines will run WITHOUT the CAM SENSOR, so I am not surprized at all that replacing the cam sensor did not get it running.
Did you check for Battery voltage at the ignition coil before replacing it? Did you check for the ground signal from the PCM at the coil before replacing it? Did you scan the PCM for fault codes? If you did, what codes did you get? Did you check the computer data for the cam sensor before replacing it?
Here's what I'm getting at...You are probably trying to save money by fixing your own car instead of taking it to a professional repair shop. That's great! I solute you for your effort. However, as you are now finding out, it can get REAL EXPENSIVE "guessing" what is wrong with it. You are dealing with a computer-controlled ignition system. You cannot simply ignore the computer that operates it and expect to efficiently and economically determine the cause of the malfunction.
There is a WHOLE LIST of things that can cause a "crank, no-start" condition. The system must be DIAGNOSED to determine the actual cause. If you would like help in diagnosing the problem, I would be happy to help you. You will need to start by scanning your computer for fault codes - then we can talk, and possibly save you a bunch of money.
Otherwise, if you just want to continue replacing parts until your engine starts, then I would replace the crankshaft position sensor...it is the MOST LIKELY cause of your problem. (right next to a broken timing belt)
Jun 19, 2011 |
1997 Plymouth Breeze