Car died suddenly, Now won't start

Mike xthejuicex at
Sat Aug 1 15:40:30 PDT 2009

Thanks to everyone for the replies. Is it easy to see if the sensor is
broken off. Should I look from under the car or through the engine bay?


On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 5:29 PM, John Lagnese <jlagnese at> wrote:

> Brace yourself! When that happened to my 91 TQ 20V it was the sensor. It
> had
> broken off from the flywheel. The pins had rusted off. This involved an
> expensive sensor, combined with pulling the tranny. This was a $1200 bill
> IIRC. I can check if you want. I still feel badly about that. I would have
> said goodbye to the car, but I had just had new struts, new tires and a
> timing belt done to the tune of $900 about a week before.
> Sadly,
> John
> -----Original Message-----
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> On
> Behalf Of Mike
> Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 4:58 PM
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Car died suddenly, Now won't start
> Hey everyone. I was driving my 200TQ by my house and the engine just died
> like if I turned the ignition off. I tried restarting it but it will just
> crank and not kick over. Right before it died it did a really weird thing.
> I
> pushed the clutch in and it seemed like it just sank down and wouldn't come
> back up easily. It only did that once and the clutch feels normal now and
> will spring back up like it should.
> I towed it back to my house and checked for any obvious issues. It is
> getting fuel as I took off the fuel line by the fuel rail and it will shoot
> out fuel when I crank the engine. The distributor still turns so I don't
> think the gear broke.
> I did the engine blink codes and I got code 2112 which is the Crankshaft
> Position Sensor. I was wondering if you all think that this could be the
> problem, or if there is a bigger issue. Intended Acceleration site said
> that
> this code could also mean that the Flywheel pin is damaged or missing, How
> do I check for this and does this sound like it could be the cause of the
> problem?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have been trying to get this car
> up and running for over 2 months :(
> Thanks,
> Mike
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