crank shaft sensor is located behind the harmonic balancer.crank positon sensorsends a signal tothe ecm totel both engine rpm and crankshahf position.a failure in this sensor or circuitshould set trouble code and usually no start condition.other symptoms includes stumble at idle or stalling. first dis connect negative battery terminal . chock the wheels to keep vehicle from rolling.then jack the front of the vehicle and remove the passenger side tire . take the splash guard cover of (a little plastic piece) . then take remove the serpentine belt . then get a socket that fit the bolt to the harmonic balancer . get a short sided socket , a 1/2 in. drive and a breaker bar. and loosen the bolt . u may need to spray some wd40 or somethimg on the bolt . so it loosen up . then to fight it . then get a harmonic balancer pulley .once remove u can take off the sensor and re-install the same way.
It's just behind the harmonic balancer.
check crank sensor
If it cuts off after it gets hot you need to replace the crank sensor. More info needed Hint fixya.
No it will not start need to change the cam sensor & crank sensor!
AnswerI have a 1991 Park Ave my car did this when driving it when it got warmed up and i had to wait for it to coll off my problen was the ignition control modual under the coil pack i replaced it and my car is fineCrank sensor do this too. Spray some water on it next time it cuts off and try to crank it. If it cranks up you will need to replace it.
My 92 PA did the same thing. I had to replace the crank sensor and then the cam sensor. Either one can cause this problem.
IS CALL CAMSHAFT SENSOR AND IS LOCATED ON THE RIGTH SIDE OF THE ENGINE , ABOVE THE CRANK PULLEY You will have a crank sensor, but it won't have a cam sensor. it dose have a cam sensor, on the timing cover left sind of water pump
The 1991 Buick IAT sensor can be found in the air intake hose. The IAT sensor will be between the air box and the top of the engine.
the crank sensor is broken
Behind the crank pulley that your belt rides on!
get your codes and go from there. It sounds like a crank shaft sensor.
Have you checked your battery lately?
this is the crank sensor,undo the 8mm bolt that pinches the sensor and than slide it out,be carfull when you remove it so that you can put the new one in the same location so it doesn't come in contact with the reluctor wheel on the back of the harmonic
Check for a burntout fusible link in the wiring. have ignition module check if good replace crank sensor
Yes, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was in the movie "Crank".
Could be cam sensor, crank sensor, throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor or the magnet on the crank. We just replaced all of the above and found out the hard way it was the last...and cheapest. Pull the cam sensor, look at the end of your cam and see if the magnet is damaged.
Autozone tests sensors for free. Also, check the cam magnet and make sure it's not damaged. added.. CAM sensor is pretty easy to replace; it's just under the water pump pulley. I replaced that myself. CRankshaft sensor will also trigger code 17 and 18 (same as CAM sensor), which the book says is CAM sensor; there is no CRANK sensor code. I had that happen on my 92 PA ultra, and it would stall consistently on the same stretch of road after 45 minutes. Since replacing the CAM sensor didn't fix it, I had the garage replace the CRANK sensor after it died completely. Works fine now. Crank sensor is not as easy; they will have to remove the main drive pulley on the end of the crankshaft to get to it.
Replace the Gear Position Sensor on the transmission. Cost is approximately $350. There is a sensor on the brake that will prevent the gearshift from moving out of park until the brake is pressed down. Before you replace some $350 item in the transmission, make sure it isn't this sensor that is causing the issue.
On vehicles equipped with a camshaft position sensor, it is used to help the PCM determine the correct firing order.
Try a crank sensor
I think you mean the "Crank Sensor" since it's magnetic (The cam sensor is optical). Not sure how you could install the balancer incorrectly since it is "Keyed" onto the crankshaft. If the "Key" was missing you could get it installed other than at the right timing location but even then the metal tabs on the back of the balancer should still go through the sensor's slot ok. Unless the sensor is not adjusted correctly. Usually the crank sensor (Hall Effect) isn't effected by anything other than physical contact from something. I've seen them destroyed because someone used bolts that were other than OEM that were to long to install the crankshaft pulley onto the balancer That causes the metal tab (Sensor Flag) ring on the back of the balancer to be pushed into the sensor. TommyTrouble The cam sensor IS magenetic in these cars. BUT installing the balencer on the CRANK would not cause damage to the cam sensor, it would damage the crank sensor which is a hall effect. The cam sensor/magnet usually malfunctions on these cars. The cam sensor itself it easy to change, but the magnet is not.
I have a 92 PA and had to replace the crank and cam sensors. Either will cause the same result. The error code will determine which is bad. The car will run, but as the engine heats up, the engine will die. It will start again after it cools off. The computer needs both signals to know when to send a fire signal to the correct spark plug.
check the MAF - Mass Air Flow Sensor
Be sure it is in park or neutral.
I had an intermittent problem with that sensor on my PA. When the error code in the computer was checked, it showed up as a problem. I had it replaced. The cam sensor can cause a similar problem.