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.

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

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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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
  • fixitmr
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Whats missing, fuel or spark?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 AT 6:04 PM
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  • vhenzman
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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

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