Car will not start

Tiny
KAMOGELO2010
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  • 1996 OPEL ASTRA
  • 300,000 MILES
There is no spark in plugs and I just changed them recently.
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Sunday, October 13th, 2019 AT 7:07 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

First, this vehicle isn't offered in the us, so my technical information is very limited. However, I will try my best to help.

When spark is lost on today's cars, the first thing I think of is a bad crankshaft position sensor. This sensor can break down internally and cause a no spark condition. Interestingly, it can also happen and not set a diagnostic trouble code. Take a look through these links.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-crank-shaft-angle-sensor-works

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-crankshaft-sensor

Here is a link that shows in general how one is replaced.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

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Since there is no spark, that is the first thing I would check. If you have a live data scanner, you can check for an RPM signal while the engine is cranking. If there is none, this is my first suspect.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, October 14th, 2019 AT 7:04 PM

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