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jdam
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May 9, 2012, 6:24 AM

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i have a 98 chevy s10 4.3 V6, it had died on me a couple of times and had autozone check it while the check engine light was on and they said it was the crankshaft position sensor. they said it was an easy fix, just take the old one out and put new one in. well im not a mechanic, so i just did what they said and now my truck wont even start. i cant afford a mechanic and without my truck i cant get to work, so can anyone help me figure it out?


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May 9, 2012, 6:54 AM

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Apparently you did something wrong or damaged something. You may not have much option left beyond towing it to a shop. By the way, have a code for a specific component does not mean that component is automatically bad. It merely means there is an issue in the circuit somewhere that needs to be found through further diagnosis.



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jdam
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May 9, 2012, 6:58 AM

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i guess thats what i get from listening to a guy at the part store. is there any thing i can do besides taking it somewhere, because i really cant afford that?


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May 9, 2012, 8:59 AM

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You already tried and made it worse. I don't know what you did to cause that.



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jdam
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May 9, 2012, 9:01 AM

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i really need to get this figured out, i need my truck to get to work and i already had to take today off of work and i cant afford to take another day. i would appreciate any helpful suggestions, just cant afford to take it to a shop.


jdam
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May 9, 2012, 9:03 AM

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i dont know either that is why i am asking on here


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May 9, 2012, 9:04 AM

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I already gave you the only suggestion I have and that was to get help. There is no way I can see from here what you did wrong.



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jdam
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May 9, 2012, 9:09 AM

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all i did is take the old one out and put the new one in, not sure how i could have done anything wrong, i know it has to have the relearn done, but from what everyone has told me it should run, just not as good as it will after the relearn.


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May 9, 2012, 11:50 AM

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all i did is take the old one out and put the new one in, not sure how i could have done anything wrong,


And yet it ran before and doesn't now.



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jdam
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May 9, 2012, 12:09 PM

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i dont need someone telling me that i done something wrong, i obviously already know that. i could use some useful suggestions or info, not something i already know


jdam
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May 9, 2012, 3:23 PM

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Instead of coming on here and being a complete ass and just automatically saying that something was done wrong why not give some constructive advise. Obviously you don't know a whole lot more or you would be able to give better suggestions!!!! Not that hard to pull one out and put a new one in. Doesn't take a genious


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May 9, 2012, 4:02 PM

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Do you still have the old sensor?

Inspect the wiring and connector terminals for the crank sensor really good. Make sure that your wiring isn't broken underneath the insulation near the end of the connector and make sure your terminals aren't spread open.

If you have the old sensor, put it on there and see if the engine starts. Could have a defect.





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May 9, 2012, 4:40 PM

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Why don't you hold the computer closer to the car. Maybe I will be able to see what you did then. I'm not there to see it you moron.



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jdam
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May 10, 2012, 5:17 AM

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thank you for actually giving me some ideas discretesignals. i checked for loose connections and checked all the wires, couldnt find any problems there. put the old one back on and it started for a min then died and now im right back to not starting at all. started checking other stuff and figured out i dont have any spark, so upon advice from other people i have replaced the ignition coil, ignition module, distributor cap and button, and the camshaft sensor. still not getting any spark. all the shops around here want to charge me a fortune to have it towed to them and to fix it. i have spent way more than i have to spend. dont want to keep throwing money at it for nothing.


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May 10, 2012, 9:57 AM

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Please understand all here are volunteers. We don't have your vehicle in front of us but still try our best.

Sorry if disappointed............ You get 100% of your money back.............

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May 10, 2012, 10:58 AM

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You have a 12 volt test light and a volt meter?





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jdam
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May 10, 2012, 11:02 AM

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my father in law may have one, i will see if he does


jdam
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May 10, 2012, 11:15 AM

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he said he has a volt meter


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May 10, 2012, 11:24 AM

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digital meter? You can pick up a 12 volt test lamp pretty cheap.





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jdam
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May 10, 2012, 11:27 AM

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yea im pretty sure he said it was digital and i will get a 12 volt test lamp. what do i need to check?


jdam
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May 10, 2012, 4:07 PM

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Hammertime your the moron. You don't need to come on here and be a complete jackass. Like I said yesterday. If you can't give constructive advise keep your damn mouth shut.


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May 10, 2012, 4:16 PM

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You couldn't keep your mouth shut. Now you are gone.



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May 10, 2012, 5:14 PM

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A new fan club member HT?

Tom


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May 10, 2012, 5:22 PM

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I backed off to let DS waste his time with him and he just had to come back and run his mouth.



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May 11, 2012, 5:44 AM

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Kitty approves and she rules ! Just try - meow...............

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