Engine repair

Tiny
VHENZMAN
  • 1992 OLDSMOBILE 88
  • 100,000 MILES

Starts put wont stay running. Car will start and run great and then all of a sudden it will die with no warning and will not restart. I took it to a diagnostic car center and they first told me it was my harmonic balancer bad and it was but the problem was still there after putting on a new one. Diagnosed again and was told it was the positioning sensor and so I replaced and still no fix-Then I replaced the computer and it ran for two weeks and now it has started again. I have now replaced the following things-timing chain, magnet and camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, fuel filter, ignition module, coil packs and battery ends. What else can it be? I am so lost now. I need someone with answers.

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 2:34 AM

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Tiny
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So as it is now it wont start?

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 2:38 AM
Tiny
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Whats missing, fuel or spark?

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 2:44 AM
Tiny
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Spark-it just shuts off

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 2:59 AM
Tiny
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How long before restart works?

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 3:07 AM
Tiny
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Sometimes right away sometimes overnight.

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 3:57 AM
Tiny
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Check crank sensor wiring harness.

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 4:24 AM
Tiny
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How do you check it?

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 2:13 PM
Tiny
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What motor we workin on?

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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V6 3.8

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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Waiting on reply on where to find the crank sensor wiring harness.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 12:09 AM
Tiny
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Check this place out for some testing procedures.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 2:23 AM
Tiny
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I do not understand-I went to that site and found no way to get answers. Cant you just tell me where to find the crank sensor wiring harness? You was the one that suggested it could be the problem so I am sure you can help me to find where it is located. Please I am just out of ideas of what to do. Also is it possible for a ignition control module to test good and be a bad part? Please help!

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 AT 2:43 AM

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