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Old 03-21-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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got a 2000 ssei that just randomly died at a stop light the other day. it cranks over but will not fire. fuel pump is new and working with new plugs and wire etc. so i checked for spark and i have none whatsoever. i checked all the fuses and relays for the ignition and all are good and working but still not even a hint of a spark coming through the plug wire or off the coil packs.

were to now?

please respond its sitting in a mall parking lot and i wont have the money to have it towed till april 2nd and i really dont want it impounded.
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Check your crankshalf sensor.
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Ignition Control Module ?
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Inspect the ignition wiring harness for any shorts. It'* possible the ICM failed.
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Has your car ever died before or has your tach ever randomly dropped to zero?
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no its never randomly died but shortly before this happened the rpms would drop down to five hundred when i would come to a stop and the gauge would kinda studder a litttle bit from five to maybe six hundred rpms.
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I am going to agree with ignition control module, I am not sure if you can have them tested or not though.
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damn alright thanks
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Hang on a second. We don't have a good way to test an ICM and it'* the most expensive part. We should always refrain from shotgunning suggestions at folks when we don't have the experience of ICM'* typically going bad.

Our exsperience on this forum is that crank sensors go bad often enough and that ICM'* typically don't. In the past couple years, we've seen maybe 2 bad ICM'* and one was recent (symptoms were no spark on one coil), we've seem probably 2-3 crank sensors each month. DanThurs found a nicked wire after a cam install.

We should ask, has any work been done to the car in the recent couple of months before this started to happen?

Dan.. do you have the wiring diagram or instructions handy to test the wiring from crank/cam sensors up to the ICM?
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My first though is the cranksensor. I have seen this problem before. Broke wire, bad sensor, damage to the wires. I would check the sensor first.
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