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1997 Pontiac Bonneville Question: My 97 pontiac 3.8L stalled on way to work is it crank or cam sensor

 

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tourch, La Crosse, WI, June 29, 2014, 05:08
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It won't start only turns over also water pump started leaking earlier same day what do you think.

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    goodguy June 29, 2014, 05:11
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    I think you should get the water pump fixed first and scan test for codes

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    tourch, June 29, 2014, 05:15
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    I agree however car doesn't start and I assume all codes have been cleared due to disconnecting battery to work on water pump. Also I am the farthest thing from a rookie at mechanical repairs been fixing all my own stuff for 25 years from logging skidders to weedeaters to foreign cars. So I realize the obvious things just didn't want to read the whole damb book and test a bunch of sensors if someone else has had this experience thanks.

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    goodguy, June 29, 2014, 07:06
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    If your that experienced then I assume you checked for spark and fuel pressure? If you have no spark I would start with the crank sensor which is a common problem with those vehicles....

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    tourch, June 29, 2014, 22:26
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    Thank you and yes I did check those things and have both fire and fuel so that sends me in the direction I was thinking cam sensor being located rate under the leaking water pump. May not be right but that's my guess thanks again

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    goodguy, June 30, 2014, 03:35
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    no problem thats what we are here for, good luck...

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