Car wont turnover...crankshaft position sensor issues????

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  1. 94darkhorse

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    When I go to start the car I can put the key in the on position and all accessories will be on just fine, radio works, lights on the inside work and everything. Then when I go to turn it over and everything just goes off and starts flickering until I turn the key off. I can hear the relay in the ccrm clicking when I try to start it as well. I havent had air in the car for a year now and I havent tried to investigate why but I wanted to check out how hard it would be to check the cps and noticed that my compressor has a leak of some sort, I was wondering if the oil has caused an issue with the cps or if there might be another issue with the car, hopefully not the pcm. Car is a 96 cobra and has 14k miles and is only driven when its decent out.
     
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    Is your battery low? If it still does it jump starting it, you have a short somewhere, check the wires to your starter.
     
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    94? Maybe some deets would help.


    A 94 does not have a crank sensor.
     
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    There are zero sensors that will stop a starter from spinning. Purely an electrical connection issue (or battery voltage).
     
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    low battery voltage or dead cell, bad connection on pos lead on either end, bad starter..

    I'm leaning toward the battery. take it out and have it load tested.
     
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    Sorry, shoulda mentioned in the post it's a 96 cobra.
     
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    Had the battery and alt tested, both were like brand new. Which is why I kinda was leaning towards something with the starter or something deeper.
     
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    remove the starter and have it tested.

    Have you pulled codes? A crank sensor would throw a code.
     
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    Haven't pulled any codes yet. Will do that before I pull the starter, see where I stand from there.
     
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    The starter not spinning is completely unrelated to any sensors that are on any portion of your engine.
     
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    Do you have longtube headers? If so. The longtubes can eventually cook the starter due to the heat, if the starter was wrapped then shouldn't happen.
     
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    starter won't even spin. If I get a chance in the coming weeks I will try to get a vid of it.
     
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    Car is bone stock just as if it was driven off the show room floor.
     
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    Has it been tested? How many miles, if its stock, just go grab another for $80 at advance.....If you do it right you can get 20 bucks off 100 or more, online coupon code, pickup in store. Don't need a video to show that it won't spin. If you want another test, throw a multi meter on the smaller spade of the starter & ground, have someone else hit the key, see if you get 12V.