Crank sensor R&R

Tools needed:

    • 10MM deepwell socket 3/8" drive
    • 8MM socket 3/8" drive
    • 3" extension 3/8" drive
    • 6" extension 3/8" drive
    • 3/8" drive ratchet
    • 1/2" breaker bar

Lets get started:

    1. Turn off suspension in the trunk.

    2. Jack up the front of the car and put it on jack stands (if you do not have a lift that is).

    3. Now remove the serpentine belt by using the 1/2" breaker bar.

    4. Slide under the car and find the A/C compressor which is on the passenger side of the engine.

    5. Locate the (3) 10MM bolts that secure the compressor to the block....there are 2 on the bottom and 1 on the top of the compressor.

    6. Loosen COMPLETELY, but do not remove the (3) 10MM bolts that secure the A/C compressor to the block.

    7. Slide the A/C compressor out of the way (you will need to slide it as far away as possible.....but be VERY careful not to break the A/C lines that are attached to the compressor!).

    8. Remove the 8MM bolt that secures the crankshaft position sensor to the block.

    9. Remove the sensor from engine.

    10. Check the area around the cam sensor, and clean area as necessary to not allow any dirt/debris into the engine.

    11. Use some of the left over oil from removed sensor to lubricate the o-ring on new sensor.

    12. Slide new sensor into engine.

    13. Secure it to the engine with the 8MM bolt removed from the old one.

    14. Reposition A/C compressor to the block so that the bolts are aligned.

    15. While holding the A/C compressor in place, with your hand, start the (3) 10MM bolts that were loosened earlier.

    16. Now tighten the (3) 10MM bolts to the engine securely.

    17. Remove car from jack stands (or lift if so equipped).

    18. Lower car back to ground with jack.

    19. Place the serpentine belt back on.

    20. Turn on suspension in trunk.

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