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My 97 sunfire has a bad cranck shaft sensor. where is that located? would it also make the car not start?

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The crank sensor is located behind the harmonic balancer, and Yes your car will not start if that sensor is out. It is what replaced the distributor, and controls the timing.

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Yes it would and will make the car not start. Your crank sensor is located behind your harmonic balancer, which is the large pulley that turns all the belts. THe one that is coming off the crank shaft.

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