1996 Saturn SL1 96 SL1 wont start

Tiny
METALHD104
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  • 1996 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
I recently had the clutch replaced on my car and apparently something was not done right because it will not start. The engine turns fine but the spark plugs are not receiving any power. I was told that it might be the crank positioning sensor but I do not know where that is located.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 11:44 AM

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Tiny
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Under ur intake manifold there is the starter under ur starter is ur crankshaft postion sensor it has two wires going to it and is held in by a 10 mm bolt the bolt faces up it's the only sensor back there that is held on like that. If u have a ohms Metter u can use it to test the sensor put the meter on 2k scale and measure the ohms across the two terminals with it unplugged let me know what u find.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 12:03 PM
Tiny
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I do not have an ohlms meter. I just rented a diagnostic tool and it will not connect to the computer. So I am startng to wonder if the guy that worked on my car completely f'd the wiring harness. >_>
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 1:48 PM
Tiny
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So since ur car has been worked on it hasn't started?Does the code reader u rented have a battery in it or does it power up off the car?If it powers up off the car does it power up?Check all ur fuses inside and outside let me know what u find.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 2:02 PM
Tiny
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That is correct it ran great before hand. It is powered off of the car and works, but will not connect to the car. Just says error will not connect.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 2:10 PM
Tiny
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Oh and all the fuses are good
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 2:13 PM
Tiny
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When u checked the fuses did u use a test light and make sure u had power to both sides u should have power to both sides of the fuse let me know what u find.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 3:03 PM
Tiny
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Where is the main computer located at?
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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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The PCM is located on the drivers side under the dash mounted verticle with the connectors facing down towards the floor board.I asked u if u checked to see if all the fuses had power to each side to make sure all the fuses were powered up. Because most likely the guy who did ur repair ethier pinched a wire and blew a fuse or left something unpluged under the hood and doing that would find ur problem. We could also elimate that possibility and work are way back to the computer. But to check for power and ground and to check the wires running from ur ob2 connector to ur PCM u will need a multimeter. Let me know what u find.
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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 AT 11:22 AM
Tiny
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Just checked all the fuses in the engine compartment. I had the key turned to the ON position. All had power going to them except the
7.5a TRS LP
10a TRS 3/4
10a TRS 2/TCC
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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 AT 11:58 AM
Tiny
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Also the cooling fan turns on randomly for about 2 or 3 seconds
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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
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Thats normal for those fuses to not have power there for a automatic transmission anyways even if u had a automatic transmission they still wouldnt have power till the pcm commaned those gears.lets go with ur code cant talk to ur pcm here is a trouble tree for u to follow for a car that u cant talk to the pcm let me know what u find.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1996_no_com_with_pcm_1.jpg

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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 AT 12:27 PM

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