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Where crank shaft and camshaft?

Where is the crankshaft positon sensor? in 2002 nissan altima.. and also is the camshaft the same thing?

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The camshaft position sensor is located on the timing cover, near the top of the motor. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the same timing cover near the crankshaft. Just a side note, more than likely the crankshaft position is your issue and it's under a recall from Nissan and they will replace it for free.

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