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Engine shaking I have this 1998 bmw m3 , computer shows that i need a crankshaft sensor , when i push exelarator , the engine start shaking , dont have power , does it have to do enything with crankshaft sensor , or where should i look for problem . Thank You , Paul

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  • orlandbest May 22, 2009

    Thank You !!! , maybe you would know where it is located ?

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    Thank you very much!!!! You are the best !!!

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Its the crankshaft sensor. this sensor, when bad, will send mixed signals to the engine CPU that will through of timing dramatically. replace the sensor asap.

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 22, 2009

    Sure, The sensor is mounted in a fixed position in the engine block. The tip
    of the sensor protrudes into the crankcase at a distance of 0.05 plus
    or minus 0.02 inch from the crankshaft.





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