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How to replace a crankshaft sensor in my thunderbird 89 sc

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SOURCE: 89 thunderbird - 3.8 Car dies

i had this problem on my 88 t-bird 3.8L. not exactly sure of the cause but to remedy mine... it seems the computer was not telling the fuel pump that the car was running. so the fuel pump would quit pumping. run a wire from your battery to the positive line going to the fuel pump (temporary). if this solves the problem (and you don't mind solving it this way) make the wire run clean and hook it to a switch so you can turn it on when you wanna drive. this is not the way a dealership would fix it but its also not gonna cost you more than you probably have invested in your car. hope this helps

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SOURCE: I bought an 89 ford

Call you local ford dealer and have VIN# handy they'll ask for that.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011

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SOURCE: car dying after 30 minutes of driving

I had the same kinda prob,but when it died,it acted like a dead battery. But after 20 mins,would start rt up! Turned out to b the mega fuse @ the cables! >

Posted on Jan 25, 2012

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The Crankshaft Position (CP) sensor, located inside the front cover is used to determine crankshaft position and crankshaft rpm.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts, then remove the accessory drive belt is necessary.
  3. Disconnect the wiring to the crankshaft position sensor. Remove the sensor mounting bolt, then remove the sensor.
To install:
  1. Install the sensor and connect the wiring. Tighten the mounting bolt to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
  2. Install the accessory drive belt if removed. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts as described in routine maintenance.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope helps (remember to rating this free answer).

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make sure oxygen sensors are good, also check injectors,make sure fuelpreasure is up to specs, and last check your mass air flow sensor, they go bad very often or get very dirty.try cleaning first but i would replace it if it is dirty, sometime you can get lucky and clean but sometimes not, good luck.

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