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1999 cadillac catera I was driving and car killed would not restart it would crank but not start. when the tow truck delivered the car and it started up right away. is this the fuel filter or fuel pump?

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It's definitly the crankshaft position sensor, i've had the same problem and it took my mechanic almost 2 hours to find the problem, i hope this helped you

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

  • mikenamy Jul 07, 2012

    We just changed the crankshaft position sensor and its still doing the samething. What esle could it be?

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It is NOT the fuel pump! Just had the same problem and did my research. It is the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS). Good luck!

Posted on Nov 22, 2010

  • steven burns Jan 21, 2011

    It is NOT the fuel pump! Just had the same problem and did my research. It is the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS). Good luck!

  • ddr3 Jan 27, 2011

    dose it have to be calibreaed than

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Sounds like the fuel pump. and a filter would be changed at the same time. Too bad you missed the opportunity to test that the pump was actually the issue... Has it made any funny sounds, lately?

But the best thing is to have two people at the vehicle at the failure time. One tries the starter, and the other pounds HARD on the lower part of the fuel tank, thinking to agitate or bounce the pump. OFten you get one more run out of the pump...

If it actually is a pump issue, and not some connection, somewhere, be assured it will fail again. Replace it. Kind of pricey for this job, oh well.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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