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Hi... my questions are why is the crank sensor on a 2002 1.6 and a 2000 1.8 in different places ....and is it possible to connect the 1.8 bottom end crank sensor 3 pin to the 1.6 loom 2 pin ???

I need to do this because my engine broke all by its self i did manage to get 276000 miles from it from new i was given a rusted out 1.8 zafira but the engine is sweet so i swopped them over with a bit of adjusting only to find the plugs on the engine dont fit to the 1.6 loom ........ so i swoped the heads over that went well but the crank sensor is in a different place so...... any ideas please

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SOURCE: The crank shaft position sensor won't come out,

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I replaced the crank shaft position sensor last weekend in my driveway. A 2001 Dodge Dakota - 4.7 l engine. Initially it seemed like it was going to be an easy task - - Remove one bolt from the block and back out the sensor from the block. Just as you have discovered - it would not budge. I was able to get a hold of the sensor with a skinny nose pair of vise grips. I twisted the unit back and forth many times - I sprayed wd40 in the slot as I twisted the sensor. The sensor is made of plastic so you need to be gentle. I continued to twist the sensor and I was able to apply side pressure (with my hand going over the frame and pulling on the unit). I also used a small crow-bar type of lever to aid in applying the side pressure, After some sweating and, yellow fly attacks :) the sensor started to come out slowly - It took some persistence - but it eventually came out. The new one had trouble going in - The hole was rusty - - so I used a fine grit sandpaper wrapped around my finger - Again - persistance was the key - I applied motor oil and vasoline to the new unit - I had to tap it lightly with the flat side of a large crescent wrench (right tool for the right job :) It also eventtually seated enough to get the bolt in and viola!!!

If I had to do it again - I would look for a toold that could grasp and apply perpendicular pressure at the same time - have fun :)

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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Do not hose your money on these problems until you have investigating the issue more deeply. Nissan build reliable cars using reliable components so it is unusual to have a list of error codes. There must have been some symptoms that caused to have the codes looked at. I would first start with the oxygen sensor between the catalytic converter and engine. Symptoms of fault include:-

· Fast/erratic idle, poor fuel economy - if the oxygen sensor, in error, reports to the ECU that the engine is running lean (oxygen levels are high) the ECU may respond by enriching the fuel mix. This causes the engine to have a lumpy idle at a higher than normal rate and also increases fuel consumption.

· Hesitation and surging - signals from the oxygen sensor continue throughout the engine performance range so fault issues that manifest themselves at idle will occur at all engine speeds with performance consequences.

· Misfire and stalling - if the oxygen sensor reports that the exhaust oxygen levels are too low (i.e. engine running rich) the fuel mix might be reduced, through reduced injection times, to the point at which the engine misfires or stalls from being made too lean.

How to check? Ensure the connection to the oxygen sensor is robust and clean. As the oxygen sensor only works when hot there is the danger of getting burnt by working on it so a safe approach is to find the electrical connection on the wiring harness remote from the oxygen sensor and to make voltage measurements there. Most garages have systems that can record the amplitude and frequency of the voltage peaks being produced by the oxygen sensor. A less sophisticated means to get some impression of the oxygen sensor function is to use a moving coil galvanometer type voltmeter (analogue needle on dial). Setting the voltage range to 1 volt and by attaching the meter leads across the sensor wires it should be possible to see the rhythmic pulsing and the voltage range of the operating sensor output. If no pulses are seen it could be either a break in the wire or a fault with the sensor itself.

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