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I would replace the spark plug wires and check the plugs. Your describing a worn out set of plug wires
How many miles? What kind of a set did you put on, if it was one of the cheaper sets from carquest or advance or napa, they arent good for 3 years, I cant tell you the times I have a car come in, skips when wet only to see a fairly new set of wires, in the dark you can take a spray bottle and spray them and you will see a ligtning show. I mean im not there I cant see the car but the symptoms you describe match perfect..
I am sorry I did not know it wouldnt start. Do you have a scan tool/? If so we need to see if you are getttin an rpm signal.
Your problem may be the crank sensor or the ignition control module
If you want to fire the parts cannon put a crank sensor on it it would cause the problems you were having and cause your no start
well honestly the crank sensor is about 35 bucks and it is most liekly your problem, I would roll the dice because by the time you pay a wrecker and diagnostic it is expensive, and honestly you are going to have a bad crank sensor or ignition control module
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The crank sensor is behind the harmonic balancer, a skilled tech could put it in in less than 30 min. a do it yourselfer about an hour. Expect to pay an hour and half labor, plus diagnostic. In my shop Part would be about 65 total labor would be around 185.00 The part would cost you less than 40 bucks and all yo do is pull the balancer off and 2 bolts hold it on
Easier than most sir, You dont want to put one in a nissan or hyundai. that is for sure. If you took a poll of 100 cars with the symptom you describe the crank sensor would be the fix for 90 or better
The chances for that are extremely well, I forget to mention to you check the harness up from the sensor to the ignition module
the balancer is on front of crankshaft, you will pull the belt off remove the one bolt from the center of balancer, couple of pry bars on each side usually walks it off, to be safe get a balancer puller from autozone, once the balancer is off the crank sensor is easy pickings.
No sir on the harness you repair it, usually what happens it will get into the drive belt and the belt will rub a hole in it. But it is part of the main harness, so repair will be the way to go. And I see more of the sensor than I do the harness.
Sir i hate to tell you yes, alot of shops have trouble doing wiring repair and the diagnosing of it, so when they do find it they charge. And this is something you can do yourself and save hundreds.
okay like i said what usually what happens is the belt rubs into it, have you ever repaired a torn extension cord? Same principle.
Yes sir if the wires are just rubbed into, if it is to bad cut, splice the best repair is soldered. Do you have a soldering gun if not they are cheap. Have you inspected the wiring
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The torque converter? If it were locked up as long as the motor is spinning over it would have no effect on spark.
With you having no spark crank sensor, Ignition control Module, Pcm or your possibilities
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