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Locating solenoid switch on 1999 esteem. Drained radiator last night to fill with antifreeze, then car would not start! Had no problems before. wondering if maybe we pulled a wire loose some where?

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Depending on how the radiator was drained , ( bottom hose off or tank tap) it is possible that the wire to the crank position sensor was disturbed
run the fault codes to check for other possible wiring problems or sensor failure

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We didnt watch you, (the method not stated)
sure, wires.
no engine stated, the G16 and J18 are raddical different engines.
The G16 has a front ckp sensor
but the J18 has it behind the flywheel.
not only that the G16 starts with the ckp unplugged.
(very few cars do) and sends DTC errors like mad telling you
CKP is DEAD. the CKP allows the OBD2 , misfire checks to work.

i have no idea what a solenoid switch is.
ok a VSV, vacuum solenoid valve.
on the G16 there are many, EGR, EVAP, and more.
if a hose falls off (vacuum) the engine goes lean to start.
sucking air. (the G16 is MAF based EFI , so vacuum leaks cause lean)
J18 is MAF too. but moved

why not post the engine size.
or the VIN so we can FOCUS on what is THERE.

Posted on Nov 30, 2016

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    if at whits end, then change hats,
    change to diagnosis hat.
    got sparK?
    yes, no.?
    if yes, does test fuel run?
    yes, the you lost fueling. (or massive air leaks ,like that air hone seal, missing or leaf totally loose sucking air....
    watch scotty

    i bet you find the error you made,
    we all do that , just a slip of a wrest and bam, something falls wrong.

    my guess is its already fixed.



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