1996 Buick Century wont stay running

Tiny
LOBSTERMAN
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  • 1996 BUICK CENTURY
Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Buick Century 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Have a 96 Buick century, got towed the other night, was picked up minutes after towing and will not stay running now. Have at an auto shop and code comes up p1374
Looked up on line says CKP high to low frequency Correlation.
have no idea what this is or why it wont stay running. Was fine before towing and was picked up minutes after and will not stay running, cuts outs !
Thanks for any info here.
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Friday, March 7th, 2008 AT 2:45 PM

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Tiny
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Mmmmm lobster! Sounds like your crankshaft position sensor has packed the bag on you my friend.
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Friday, March 7th, 2008 AT 2:55 PM
Tiny
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Hey Lobster & mastertechtim I too am trying to solve this battle of mechanical witts.
I did get as far as replacing the crankshaft sensor AND the sensor under the harmonic balancer (looks like a brake pad). Unfortunately we still get the same old code.

My car is a 1996 Olds Cierra. Giving me the same old stuff!

What next?

Agentsinger
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 8:29 PM
Tiny
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We have the problem identified, the tourgue of the engine shaffed a wire causing the failures. It was well hidden and not an easy find. We also replaced the Crank Pos. Sensor and was not the problem even though the code id said it was.
Look for any shaffing in or near the wiring harness, our area was near the power steering pump.
Good Luck.
Lobsterman
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 AT 5:02 AM

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