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Crankshaft Sensor What I failed to add in my post was when I bought the motor the flywheel was already on the motor but the magnet was not, I took the one from the old flywheel and mounted it to the new one, I remember there being more than one set of holes to put the magnet in, I think moving it will help, the thing that really sucks is I bought 3 sensors at $90 bucks a piece before I remembered what I told you above, I think if I move it to line up with the marks on the flywheel and crankshaft I will cure the problem, what is your thoughts ? And by the way thanks.......

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What ever u mounted fom the old flywheel was not a magnet....the magnet is internal to the cranksensor and the flywheel slots trigger the sensor....whatever you attached maybe causing this code

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No, no, never move the magnet, replace the sensor, it is most likely setting the code.

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