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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello. One way to check if it is working is when you try to start the car does the needle move on you tac? If not then your crank sensor is more then likely the problem. It is located on the backside of the engine under the intake manifold. If is in about the center of the block. There will be a 10mm bolt holding the sensor in. If you decide to change it yourself (not to terrible of a job) unplug the sensor, remove the bolt and spin it back and forth slightly while pulling it out. It may be stoburn and you might have to work at it for a little bit (not a done of room) but it will come. When it's out the sensor will be shaped kind of like an L. I have changed a few of these over time and they can be a little stoburn. To install just reverse the process.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
It’s located on the driver’s side of the engine on top /side of the head.. midway.. I don’t think you need to remove the engine cover to see it.. if it is the correct one it will have a dark green top.. the bad version has a black top… but they can all go out to lunch on you if old enough.
To replace.. make sure the car is cool..
You need a hood tool.. or small pair of pliers to remove the retaining clip that holds it in place.
Place a rag under and around it to catch the coolant.. you will lose less than a half a cup.. if that.
Pull the retaining clip back toward you.. try not to drop it.. (another good reason for the rag)
Wiggle the sensor.. pop it out.. and replace with the new green top one make sure you clean the area well.. and when you reinstall the new one that the c clip goes back on straight or it will leak.
Once you see the part out of the box.. you will understand how it works
Start the car.. check for leaks.. run until warm with the heater on.. top up the coolant overflow bottle with distilled water.. (if more than a half a cup.. you should mix the proper anti freeze and distilled water and then top up with that)
Posted on May 06, 2009
one is located over the battery, the other is located in the side of the dash.
If you pop your hood the battery will be on your right sid in the front of the engine bay. There is a small rectangular piece on top of the battery with a lot of heavy guage red wires going to it. That is the engine bay fuse box.
if you open your driver side car door it's under neath a panel located inbetween the door and the dash board.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Crankshaft sensor is located on the right side of the cylinder block behind or under the starter. It is fitted into the rear crankshaft oil seal hausing
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
SOURCE: need exact location and picture
The exact locations and picture of Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) sensors on 2004 VW Jetta TDI:
1. ECT sensor 1 placed on cylinder head:
2. ECT sensor 2 placed on the left bottom side of the radiator:
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
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