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It's a northern car, so looking for rust should be the first thing you do.

You'd be looking at a front and upper 60k service, and changing the rod bearings wouldn't be a bad idea. On the no start, that's almost always a CPS sensor, but check the usual first (spark/ fuel/ air).

http://www.shophoenixproject.com for details on the upper/front 60k service.

If you don't wrench your own, be prepared to put a fair amount of $$$ into this car to get it running right.
 

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Well i fully planned on putting the wrench time in myself. have a fairly full garage here at home and whatever i don't have a family friend has at their shop including a lift. but so best bet other than the 60k tune up which was first on the list is the crankshaft position sensor?
 

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Generally a crank position sensor goes bad when the water pump leaks hot anitfreeze on it, the sensor gets shorted out causing a no start. Like racer x stated check to see if you have spark fuel and air. You will not have spark if your cps sensor is bad or if your dis is bad.
 
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