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JHoop, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 5446
Experience:  14 Year Engine Builder,16 years as a Tech HvyLine, Suspension, Electrical, Brakes, 6 Year Shop Owner
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90 Olds Cutlass Ciera: ignition module..Put a new cam sensor in?

Customer Question

90 Olds Cutlass Ciera 3.3 will not start. There is no spark, ignition module is good. Put a new cam sensor in??? Any ideas???
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
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Does it have at least 42 lbs of fuel pressure?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes it does
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
Are there any codes stored in the computer?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No, checked that.
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
Have you checked for injector pulse?

If you give the engine fuel will it run?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No I have not checked pulse, but sprayed starting fluid and it will not fire.
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
Is the car there with you?

I'm thinking timing chain .
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, it is in my driveway. I still have no spark???
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How do I check if it is the timing chain without pulling the valve cover??
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Are you still there???
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
Still here. Do you have the GM no start charts?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I do not have the charts, not sure what you are talking about, can you answer my question about the timing chain??
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
A compression check would verify that there is a timing issue.

I uploaded the procedure in .pdf format here to justanswer. You can download it by clicking HERE and HERE. I hope this helps you.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I still do not have any spark, I will study the charts and get back to you if I still can't get anywhere.
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
Did you install the crank sensor correctly with the right air gap?
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have not accepted answer because I do not know if I got an acceptable answer or will need more help. I do not want to pay for this twice if I have more questions. I work out of town and will not have a chance to try your suggestions throught the chart you sent me till next weekend. That is why I am trying to repair the car---it is my beater car so I can keep the miles off my newer vehicles---it is very frustrating that I can't work on it in the evenings since it is at my house and I am two hours away.
Expert:  JHoop replied 6 years ago.
I will keep your question open. You can get back to me anytime answering any e-mail sent to you related to this question or by logging into your JA account. Thanks again, JHoop