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WHY WONT MY CAR START?

2000 Cadillac Deville • 118,000 miles

Ok it happened when my car stalled out in a flood, luckily no water damage was done but my engine block cracked with a fist size hole. So I got it towed home and went to pick and pull to grab a new engine block. Just my luck they didnt have a 2000 NorthStar engine in stock, but a mechanic told me to grab a 1998 NorthStar engine and we will just have to buy a gasket kit. Well we did that and now I have a 1998 northstar bottom block and all my heads and the rest stayed the 2000. Well now when trying to start it it wont turn over. Checked the codes and they read that the crankshaft sensors had a malfunction, we bought new sensors and now we are still not getting any fire. I was wondering since the 2000 engine was the year everything changed wouldnt I have to re pull the engine to change out the CrankShaft that is 1998 which is in my block
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Staccz
June 26, 2012.




Who did this work? The guy who told you to use the other motor?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jun 26, 2012.
Yes the mechanic that told me to get the 98
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Staccz
Jun 27, 2012.
What were his results as to why it would not start? You need compression, fuel pressure and spark.

Did he verify these?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jun 28, 2012.
Yes he checked all of the above. But would the 1998 crankshaft cause it not to start being that the rectular wheel has changed on the 2000

Tiny
Staccz
Jun 28, 2012.

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