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88 cavalier has no spark

Car has no spark i have no spark in my z24 some days it does some days it doesnt i blew the 2.8 so i rebuilt a 3.1 block and used all of the 2.8 parts and it ran like a raped ape for about 3000 miles then it would start one time and not the next it wont stall ever if it starts it will run forever but somtimes if i shut it off it just cranks and cranks i have replaced crank trigger timing sensor ignition modual all of the coil packs plug wires even baught a new ecu i am pretty savy with my cavalier but this has me and every mechanic in my area stumped i have put 700 dollers in just shops diagnosing and still nothing plz help

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  • liljk08 Jun 01, 2009

    where is the throttle position sensor and do i have to replace it or can it be fixed im guessing replace?

  • liljk08 Jun 03, 2009

    it was not the throttle position sensor i just replaced it and nothing any other suggestions

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Check the throttle position sensor,it may be stuck and it wont start unless its all the way back.Almost like trying to start it with the gas pedal down-which it will crank and crank but it wont start.

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • scott Jun 01, 2009

    its in the throttle body,sometimes you can spray it with carb cleaner but only the steel arm on it not the electrical side unless you let it sit for a few minutes to let it evaporate so you dont end up with a fire.You can try spraying it and working the throttle back and forth a bunch of times but go all the way open to all the way closed .This may not be the problem tho,but ive seen this before and not too many people realize that the symptoms are actually the throttle position sensor,and start looking for coil packs or modules or crank position sensor.it doesnt cost much to try and to keep buying parts that you dont need doesnt make too much sense..

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