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I have an 81 280zx turbo, I can't get the thing to start.. The coil is good, same with the igniter (ignition controll module), new cap + rotor, and the spark plugs and wires are all good. Could it be the crank angle sensor? Any ideas or sugestions would be greatly apprecieated, thanks.
 

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check fuel pump

> I have an 81 280zx turbo, I can't get the
> thing to start.. The coil is good, same with
> the igniter (ignition controll module), new
> cap + rotor, and the spark plugs and wires
> are all good. Could it be the crank angle
> sensor? Any ideas or sugestions would be
> greatly apprecieated, thanks.

Can you hear the fuel pump coming on? Should come on for a few seconds when you turn the key on. Also try cleaning the connectors on the computer (drivers kick panel)
 

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Yes. It very well could be the crank angle sensor. I had the same problem on an 83 280zxt. But mine would not spark when it got warmed up. It would run fine until the engine came up to operating temp...
I was luck though. My 83 turbo used a crank angle sensor that was almost identical to the 84 300z n/a so finding one was a breeze. I have an old 81 280zxt block I will have to see if it has the sensor...

Eric

> I have an 81 280zx turbo, I can't get the
> thing to start.. The coil is good, same with
> the igniter (ignition controll module), new
> cap + rotor, and the spark plugs and wires
> are all good. Could it be the crank angle
> sensor? Any ideas or sugestions would be
> greatly apprecieated, thanks.
 
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