Trouble with the crankshift

Tiny
LEACAIN
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  • 1993 FORD TAURUS
  • 197,000 MILES
Fix Or Repair Daily is giving my hubby new issues. I know that we got a lot of miles on my baby but this car comes up with some unusual repairs.
Now its the crankshift sensor. My hubby figured he could replace but guess not. Can't seem to get lose a tension belt that obstructs the path to the crankshaft. Our 1 year old son and I are stuck at a gas station without heat in the chicago cold and I want to help him make sure that he fixes it to get u home. Please provide detailed steps in how to take off and put back on. And is this something he can realisitcally do in the freezing rain. We don't have the money for another tow.
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Friday, February 10th, 2012 AT 7:11 PM

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Tiny
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What exactly is blocking him?
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Friday, February 10th, 2012 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
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He said that the "fly wheel to the water pump."
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Friday, February 10th, 2012 AT 7:19 PM
Tiny
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He left the water pump alone got off the crankshift but it looks the same as the new one. Could this small part be the cause of our problem of voltage drop, dashboard flashing, rpm and spedometer jumping up and down now no turnover
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Friday, February 10th, 2012 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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I don't believe the crank sensor is going to cause a voltage drop or the other things you mentioned. It will shut of spark to the engine causing it to stall.
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Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 12:51 AM
Tiny
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Well. He got off the old crankshaft and put on the new one, for a moment it turned over and sounded like we were going to be okay. Then he gave it some gas and it just died. Then there was nothing. No turnover, no clicking, no nothing except the lights came on as I turned over the key.
God blesses because we were stuck and the temperture was steadliy dropping and the baby started fussing and crying we've been out there for 4 hours. A kind ice truck driver drove us home. But my husband is going out there this morning to try to figure out the source of his problem.
There is no reaction from the engine. The fuel pump isn't reacting unless yu do it manually under hood. All lights on the dash comes on but that is it. Like I said before he was expeiencing a voltage drop and all of his meters in the car went all crazy while driving. Autozone said that his voltage was fine. What could be our problem
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Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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I wish I had an easy answer for you. If the engine isn't even turning over, make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight.
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Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 6:58 PM

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