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Old 21 Dec 2012, 01:52 pm
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Bought as a Christmas present with 99, 327 miles. After purchase I took it to a shop to have new valve gaskets installed as they were leaking. Turns out there is much more wrong. Cam and crank sensor error codes were evident and the shop found the cam sensor unplugged. When they plugged the cam sensor back in the car would crank but not start. They replaced the cam and crank sensors plugged them in only to have the same problem. As soon as they unplugged the cam sensor the car started. Now they tell me the issue is a frayed wire or the ecm. Are they going in thw right direction? Any advice as to the issue?
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Old 21 Dec 2012, 02:14 pm
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Just to be clear:

You bought this car, you drove it over to the shop, and THEN they told you the cam sensor was unplugged? Was the CEL on when you bought it?
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Old 21 Dec 2012, 02:57 pm
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If the wire is the one that goes to the cam sensor, is the one they are talking about. Then yes. You didn't need the sensors in that case. Never heard of one running with it unplugged. If you are stuck with paying for them. Get the old ones as they are still good.
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How is that pertinent to my questions? Not one bit of your reply is constructive or on topic.Your use of all caps and overall tone are based on assumptions and completely unnecessary. But thanks for stopping by in an effort to flame me.
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If the wire is the one that goes to the cam sensor, is the one they are talking about. Then yes. You didn't need the sensors in that case. Never heard of one running with it unplugged. If you are stuck with paying for them. Get the old ones as they are still good.
I have also never heard of 1 running when unplugged. I am perplexed to say the least. I was hoping someone on the board had the same issue and reading my post would jog the memory. Starts up just fine unplugged but dies immediately when plugged back in. Then will not restart until unplugged again! Twilight zone kind of issues!
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How is that pertinent to my questions? Not one bit of your reply is constructive or on topic.Your use of all caps and overall tone are based on assumptions and completely unnecessary. But thanks for stopping by in an effort to flame me.
i don't see where any one of the two people that posted did anything you are describing. be a little nicer and you might get the answers you are looking for.

sorry to say, i have no idea what the problem with your car is. be patient and someone may have some insight as to your dilemma
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Old 21 Dec 2012, 04:21 pm
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I have also never heard of 1 running when unplugged. I am perplexed to say the least. I was hoping someone on the board had the same issue and reading my post would jog the memory. Starts up just fine unplugged but dies immediately when plugged back in. Then will not restart until unplugged again! Twilight zone kind of issues!
Like I said check the wires running from the sensors to the harness. These are known to get against the axle and short out.
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