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Old 01-18-2013, 11:29 AM   #41
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I could be wrong, but I think a bad crank sensor would throw a CEL?
I agree, it should. That's what's kind of frustrated me about this. No CELs. *In Kramer voice*: "Why don't you just tell what is wrong with you?"
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #42
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Have you scanned for DTC's with your SCT?

If the car doesn't start, I guess you never really get a chance to see if the CEL illuminates. Just a thought...I would think OBDII would have some input here...
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Have you scanned for DTC's with your SCT?

If the car doesn't start, I guess you never really get a chance to see if the CEL illuminates. Just a thought...I would think OBDII would have some input here...
Yup, no codes or pending codes.
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Lame. Usually the electronic guardian has something to say...
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If the Crank Position sensor was messing up you wouldn't get any spark. No crank sensor no spark. I would pull the valve cover off and see if the cams are still in line, if not then it's out of time. It's easy to do, also check the coil pack connector who knows, maybe the wires are getting pulled out of the plug?
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...also check the coil pack connector who knows, maybe the wires are getting pulled out of the plug?
I can't stress how much it *might* be the coil. My ZX3 didn't run for shit when it went. Like I said, I'm pretty sure it's internally split in two, so you'd have good spark on two cylinders, and not on the others...certainly enough of a problem to keep it from running.

I hate to say it, but if it's not the coil, I'd start suspecting the timing is off...

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I hate to say it, but if it's not the coil, I'd start suspecting the timing is off...
Nonono, you shush. It's gonna be the coils. Or CPS.

Sadly, you'll all have to wait until Sunday for me to get an answer on this. Compression test, then spark test. (Technically, I could do them simultaneously...)
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Nonono, you shush
lol...and that's coming from someone with 120k+ on his timing belt....
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lol...and that's coming from someone with 120k+ on his timing belt....
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I'm assuming the car has COP? Or if not it's a waste ignition system.

I've blown coils on waste ignition systems (on a 4 cyl) and on COP - they usually idle okay or rev okay, but any load at low RPM is hard.

Any time I have blown a coil (even one taking out half of the cylinders), the engine always runs.

There's a sensor not working somerwhere or the timing belt slipped or maybe t-belt tensioner failure?
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