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How to test crank sensor and ecu 0n 1992 eclipse 1.8L . Cranks has no spark.

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Connect a test light to the plug on the ignition coil with it disconnected and crank the engine. if the light flashes the crank sensor is ok and you should replace the ignition coil. if it doesnt i would replace the crank sensor.

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1988 2.5E s10 no fuel

you mean,cranks ok, but will not start and no fuel , right>?
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(over 50 causes, or better is 10 or less tests (ask)
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1999 volkswagon jetta v6 cranks but wont start

I'm having a similar issue with my '97 Golf K2 with a 2.0 I checked the resistance to the crank sensor and it was almost 900ohms with the replacement one being 500 ohms. Changed it, didn't work.

Mine was running fine driving 70MPH on the highway and just shut off. Now it cranks, fuel pump runs and it seems to be getting fuel but still no spark. I have a coil/module on order and will try it tomorrow.


Replaced the coil. Coil sparks once when you first turn the key on, that's it. crank sensor has already been replaced yesterday.
Injectors seem to fire (I smell fuel if I crank it a while) but still no spark.
I have 12V to the coil and 12V when cranking.

I see tons of posts with this issue but no resolutions. Come on somebody has to have been here before....


I do NOT have an injector pulse or a pulsed signal to the coil. When I crank the car the oil pressure light blinks on and off (just noticed this not sure if it is relevant)

I do get a check engine light when I turn the key on and when cranking, thought this meant ECU was good?

Any other way to test the ECU?

Could the pick up in the distributor be bad? Doesn't the pick up signal the ECU to fire the coil and injectors, I thought the crank sensor was just a TDC reference point?


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Yes. No crank sensor signal usually means no spark. The ecu has to receive crank position to set spark timing. I think you've really hit a big problem. You may need to get in touch with some people who have done this mod. I've always heard it's best and easiest to swap the engine with its ecu and the wiring harness into another car. Or something more compatible with that jdm engine.

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Another sensor could be shorted and dragging down the 5 volt reference signal or corroded frayed wiring.

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Cranks but wont start

Check for spark and gas. Try to add gas to the intake. If it starts, there is a fuel delivery problem. If it doesn't, then there may be no spark which you can test using a spark tester.
If there is no spark, the crank sensor circuit may be at fault.

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. There are a few things that you need to test and check. You need to check your plugs/coils, wires, distributor, coil packs, cam sensor and crank sensor. Check your timing belt/chain. Since there is no check engine light, you go in blind and you will have to check and test these parts, which some can be difficult. To perform the test, you will need a wiring schematic to test to see if any wires are without power. You will need to test these while the car is cranking. Check all electrical connectors and make sure all ground wires are grounded right. You need to check the wiring going from the parts listed to the ECU as well. You may be better off having your vehicle put on a diagnostic machine to pinpoint the cause. In most cases, it is electrical rather then the actual part.

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I have a 2000 eclipse and the night before it ran fine. The next morning I went to start it and it cranks but that's about it. I checked for spark and after I cleaned the oil off there was spark, but...

Providing a accurate diagnosis is difficult. All previous advice could be correct.

I'd look into the fuel delivery issue first. The MPI (fuel pump) relay is controlled by the engine computer (ECU). If this is OK, your Check Engine Light should be off. A test with an OBD-2 code reader will tell if the ECU really is OK, and show any error codes.

If the ECU is OK, and the fuel pump is getting power, open the gas tank cap and see if this helps the car to start. (might be worn pump issues).

If you are actually getting fuel and spark, a no-start condition will generally throw an ECU error code, see above. There may be a crank or cam sensor that has failed.

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Cranks, but will not start. We have spark, timing belts okay, and fuel pressure.

Do you have a tach on the dash? If so crank it over and see if rpm climb, if not you may have a crank sensor out, if you have a test light you can check for injector pulse, sometimes a crank sensor will let you have spark but no injector pulse, there is also a fuse for injectors, you have 2 wires to the injector, connect the test light to the wires and turn it over and see if it blinks.

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No spark just assume crank sensor

No spark? If you have a multimeter turn to 20v and unplug cable to coil pack on top of motor. Run positive to middle wire and ground wherever (neg batt terminal) and see what volts you get with key turned to ON (not starting). If 0.0 then either your ASD (MFI) relay is bad or your ECU is not grounding it or it's shot. All power to ignition and fuel pump goes through the ASD relay.

Basically you want to test jumping (bypassing) this relay. Not sure about your model but it has one somewhere. My 95 Talon it's by the brake fluid reservoir (2nd from left by fuel relay). Hotwire 87 to 30.

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