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Crankshaft position sensor replaced and car shuts off

Mercedes c240 2004

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    Where is the crankshaft sensor position

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    where is the crank sensor on the 2001 mercedes benz c320 located in the car

  • Ryan Casper May 11, 2010

    How long does it run before it shuts off? Does it spit/sputter or just shut down completely? Always or sometimes? Hot or cold?


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Hello, The crankshaft sensor is located at the left rear of the motor, behind the left cylinder head where the transmission bolts up. I believe that it has a 6mm allen head screw holding it down.
I hope this helps.
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Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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