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Car died while driving, now wont start.
[SOLVED] - Turned out to be the rotor in the distributor. (see post 10)
So, I was driving and came to a stop at a red light, when the engine suddenly shut off. I tried to start it up again, but it would just crank but would not start up.
From what I've read, it seems the engine is either not getting fuel or spark, I dont think the issue is the fuel, since i can slightly smell gas under the hood after several attempts at starting. I haven't tested to see if the spark plugs are creating sparks (I will do this in the morning)
If the car doesnt have spark, what should be next? It seems the problem could then be a bad distributor which is several hundred for parts and labor.
I also read that it could just be the Crankshaft Position Sensor. I would like to replace this and test to see if that fixes it. Can someone tell me where the crankshaft position sensor is located? I'm fairly new to DIY repairs, should this be left for the professionals? also if you have any pics of the CPS location, I would really appreciate it.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
This is a 1999 Altima btw.
Last edited by bdarknessb; 07-01-2011 at 03:01 AM.