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I have a 1992 cutless with a 3300 engine it was running last night when i came out this morning it would not start. first thing that i check was it getting fuel, yes i took off one of the wires going to the spark plug and no spark. i took off on of the wires going to the coil pack and still no spark could you please help me

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  • larrymenands Oct 03, 2009

    this engine doesnt have a distributor cap it has coil pack a 4300 engine

  • larrymenands Oct 03, 2009

    thank you for your great help just one more question where is this sensor located how can i check it

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These have a magnet on the cam sprocket, these magnets tend to fall out of the little plastic retainer. If the coil pack is good, and the ignition module good then it will prob. be the cam sensor pick up magnet. Unfortunately the timing cover will need to come off in order to access the gear. While all of this removed might as well replace the timing chain. Before tearing all this down have someone diag it to check the pulse width of the cam sensor, if you have no pulse then the magnet fell out. You may further verify by pulling the cam sensor and turning the engine until you can see the magnet or where it supposed to be, through the hole where the cam sensor goes.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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    Chris Biddle Oct 04, 2009

    The cam sensor is located below the water pump.






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One other addtion to the information here, there is a didode plate under the coil pack and it's called the trigger diode to test this diode on the coil plate use a sodering iron and pull the trigger of the iron near the coil pack with one spark plug off if the coil arc's it's bad if it does notthen the coil plate is defevtive. It still could be the cam sensor but it is easer to check the coil and coil pack for nothing ans little work and sends you to the direction of the cam sensor. That is much more work. hope this helps.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Oct 18, 2009

    Once you see where the sensor is unplug it and test it for restance between the two termals unplugged, should read less than 2.5 ohms on highest selection, to test to see if the magnetic inductor ring is working you can hook up to a Digital Volt meter and make sure the leads are out of the way and crank motor over if you get 2.5 DC it's ok. Hope this helps.

  • Bruce Hathcock Oct 18, 2009

    Once you see where the sensor is unplug it and test it for restance between the two termals unplugged, should read less than 2.5 ohms on highest selection, to test to see if the magnetic inductor ring is working you can hook up to a Digital Volt meter and make sure the leads are out of the way and crank motor over if you get 2.5 DC it's ok. Hope this helps.

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Test your battery (jump start)
if it starts disconnect battery to see if alternator is bad, motor will die if it is bad.

If it doesnt die then I would go have battery tested.

if battery tests ok then you will need to start by replacing the coil pack and then go ahead and replace plugs and wires if that doesnt work.

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Your module in the distributor has given way ,and is a common failure,and if it continues to go out your dist need to be demagnitized,but I sure that is your problem and will get you up and running,there is only 4 wire going to it and its location is under your dist cap and part cost is about $40 ,I hope this has help you?

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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    Donnie Wilson Oct 03, 2009

    I really do think that is the problem ,And thank you again

  • Donnie Wilson
    Donnie Wilson Oct 03, 2009

    Engine pos sensor

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