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I found the sensor, but it is inaccessible without removing the entire engine and unbolting the front engine mount. BAD DESIGN!

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  • jeff_house Jul 15, 2009

    I posted this on the thread about the crank shaft position sensor


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Have you tried a long extension on a wrachet with a universal joint ?
It really helps in places like this..

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HOW . unbolt it? and unplug it.
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