1997 Chevrolet Camaro wont start

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
My car turned off when I had it on park and now it won't turn back on all I hear is a cranking noise but it won't turn on. I replaced the battery and checked the fuel pump, its still good I'm not sure if the problem is the starter or a spark plug or something else
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 4:59 PM

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Tiny
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Was the check engine light on? Will it start using starting fluid?

Let me know.
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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The light does go on, as for the starting fluid I'll have to test that later
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 5:01 AM
Tiny
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The starting fluid is a quick way to answer a few questions I have regarding the fuel system and the ignition system. Do that and let me know what you find.
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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I added starting fluid but the result was the same
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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You sprayed the starting fluid into the throttle body? Did it do anything as far as trying to start? If it didn't, then there is no spark to the plugs. I would like you to confirm that for me. If you need directions, let me know.
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
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When I sprayed it it did seem a little different like if it was closer to starting up
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I need you to check for spark to the plugs. Do you know how to do that?
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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Checked the spark plugs, and there's no spark
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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Okay, my first beliefs are that either the crank sensor or the ignition control module have gone bad. Do you have access to an OBD2 scanner?
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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I don't, but the things is that, that same day that the car stopped, I had that sensor changed you think maybe it was faulty?
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
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If you are referring to the crank sensor, then most likely it is bad, the wiring is disconnected, or the wiring has been damaged. Check that first. If you could get a scanner, you could check to see if there is a signal from the crank sensor. If there isn't one, then that would be where the problem is.

Do a visual inspection on the crank sensor. Make sure the wiring harness is attached properly, there are no damaged wires.

Let me know what you find. And YES, I am confident that the crank sensor replacement had something to do with it. Why was it replaced?
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 AT 7:29 PM

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