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Car won't start. Need to locate Crank Sensor. Help!

Three times after towing to the shop for not starting, the car would start right up. I seen at this site someone recommended checking the crank sensor. What is it and where is it located? is it something a back yard mechanic with light skills should undertake

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  • joedog1954 May 28, 2009

    Thanks for quick response. Yes there was fuel pressure, mechanic says may not be enough. No trouble codes were in the computer.

  • joedog1954 May 28, 2009

    Yes. Until the car was flooded with gas it would stumble to maintain about 400-500 rpm and die. Sometimes it would rev to about 1200 initially, then fall and stumble for a few seconds and die.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    still no answer to the question of do u have spark to the spark plugs, if u don't understasnd what "spark" is let me know

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is there spark???

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    when it won't start is there fuel pressure? is there spark? don't just throw parts at this, find out the problem.

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The crank sensor in under the intake manifold on the back side of the engine. its a little tricky to get to- you almost have to be underneath the car, but it's a simple screw out- screw in procedure.

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