Originally Posted by fbody69
I swapped the crank position sensor twice last summer. I bought one from Carquest and installed it. The car was having this same problem then. After swapping the sensor the engine wouldn't start at all. I took the sensor back and they gave me another. I installed it and the engine wouldn't start. So I put the original back on and the engine ran fine again. But still the intermittent electrical disconnect. The only good thing about that was I now can switch the sensor in 45 minutes, plenty of practice! Maybe I do need the crank sensor. I might take another crack at it with a better replacement part. I did have some good techies tell me that I was wasting my time with the new crank sensor.
hopefully you didnt buy 2 defective parts. i know from experience this does happen. i bought two brand new defective ignition control modules from auto zone. they replaced both of them though.
from what youre describing it sounds like the same issue i had. mine cut off once when i was coming up to a red light. i tried to start it again and it was sputtering, i guess would be the best way to describe it, then it shut off. it took about 10-20 mins. to get it to start again. after it finally started it, ran like there wasnt a problem at all. my check engine light was on so i had it scanned and it came back as the crank position sensor.
just thought i would share my experience!