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Crankshaft sensor for a buick rivi

How do i install a crankshaft sensor for a buick riviera? its a 1995. Where is it? Is it easy to get to. I took it in the advanced auto they put a machine on it to read the memory code. it came up with the crankshaft sensor.
my riviera has been stalling when i back up or go forward when you accelerate. You do not have to even hit the gas hard it will stall. runs ok when you get past the few seconds of accelerating.

please email me at pkalmar@umflint.edu

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A couple of things, try unplging it and pluging it back in, I can't give you model specific info but I can tell you exactly where to get it. The sensor will be located, most probably behind your harmonic balancer or on your fly wheel at the rear of the engine, If your really interested in how to do a professional repair, you should get a subscrition to alldatadiy.com, it is worth the twenty bucks if you want to maintain your auto like the factory suggest, includes trouble shooting charts, just like we all use in the auto repair industry. Hope this helps you!

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