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I have an 88 Cavalier Z24 with 5sp man. transmission and a 2.8 V6 with cruise control. The car will not start. I parked it the previous night and went to start in the morning it cranks, I checked for spark and has none. I noticed during cruise speeds like 60 mph shift light comes on and stays on until accelerating or decelerating. Also, I noticed the tach not working while driving, the shift light does not come on any other time like when up shifting. I was wondering if this could be the crank sensor as well...I am not worried about the tach but was curious if it could be related to not starting.

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Yes, the crank sensor is used both for spark timing and tach/shift switch. Check the connector and wiring first. The sensor is centered on the back of the engine. If that looks OK, put a new sensor in. They only cost $14 at autozone.

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