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I have a 1997 olds 88 that won"t start.

I mad sure the fuel pump was working. the car has spark to all 6 plugs. The fuel filter is about a year old. The fuel pump is about a year old. Could it be the crankshaft positioning sensor not allowing it to start?

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Could be also could be asd system check the power on the asd fuse with the engine being turned over

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turn the key to the on position a see if you can here a buzzing sound around the fuel tank,if you don't hear a sound then. (be very careful while doing this) with the key off take a fuel line coming from the tank loose,make sure its pointed away from you and turn the key to the on position,see if any gas comes out,if not then your fuel pump is probably bad.

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