Question about 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Broken crankshaft sensor

Crankshaft sensor snapped in half while being taken out. there is little to grab to even pull it out. the sensor was very hard to pull out before it broke and now it seems to not even budge

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 279 Answers

Thats a common issue for that vehicle,Your gonna have to remove the oil pan so you can push the sensor out from the inside of the engine block.Make sure you clean the oil pan and the oil pickup screen and install a new oil pan gasket before reassembly.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to open bonnet on Suzuki Wagon R (2004) - cable broken!

If the cable is broken at the release handle cut the outer cable sheath back and grip the inner cable with a pair of locking "Visegrip" pliers and pull. It often helps if someone pushes down on the hood over the latch location to release tension on the latch. If the cable is broken at the latch you will need a car lift to get at it to release it.

Feb 26, 2017 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ford f250 5.4engine seized

Sounds like "timing chain" issues. If this is a 2004-2008 vehicle(V-8) there were parts called "Cam Phasers" on DOHC engines that were a problem. Use the term "Cam Phasers" with a Websearch and see if this applies to you.

There are different approaches to fixing this. This "clang" is concerning. To start, drain the oil and see if there are metal chips or shavings coming out with the oil. If yes, just pull the engine and then break down the engine. If no metal shavings, you may only need to remove the front half of the motor to investigate the timing chain. Or remove the valve covers to see if one of the two camshafts snapped.

You might try using a breaker bar and grab the crankshaft bolt and turn the crankshaft the opposite way to see if the engine will free up or the bolt unscrews.

Mar 06, 2014 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2002 LW200 that for the past week and a half has been randomly going into misfire fits for about 30 seconds when under load. The 'Check Engine' light starts blinking and it blows one big puff of...

I would say you need to take your cat off and check to see if the monolith is blocked/broken up. The big puff and black smoke tell me you are getting a pressure build up, a blocked/broken up cat is the most likely cause of that.

Sep 13, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

96 non turbo diesel turning over but wont start,why?

Probably not. One of the pulleys that is not turning is a vacuum pump. You need that part to work and it must turn. Most of the timing parts run off of a heavier chain.

Some sensors are mounted around the crankshaft and/or camshaft. When a belt breaks it can pull off small sensor wires and even break the sensors.

Jul 30, 2012 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Were is the crank sersor located on the car

The crankshaft position sensor on the Cady DeVille is located behind the crankshaft pulley. To replace follow these instructions:
  • Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the crankshaft position sensor by pulling the tangs on the side of the connector away from the plug and pulling the plug off the sensor.

  • Unbolt the sensor's retaining bolt, using the appropriate socket. Remove the sensor and its O-ring from the block.

  • Clean the mating surface on the block with a rag. Ensure that the new O-ring is on the new sensor. Install the sensor and tighten the retaining bolt firmly. Do not over-tighten the bolt, as you will damage the sensor.

  • Plug in the wiring harness connector, ensuring that it snaps into place.

  • Apr 18, 2011 | 1994 Cadillac DeVille

    1 Answer

    Crankshaft sensor snapped in half while pulling it out. sensor part is stuck and there is nothing to grab to pull it out

    use a ez out if possible. You have a great chance at removing the engine oil pan as well for the sensor is made of high strength plastic and will get inside the block as well once the ez out is used

    Feb 04, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

    1 Answer

    Little wheel that opens and closes passenger side air vent on my 2002 Envoy is broken. How do I remove the air vent to replace the wheel?

    the vent just pulls out. Grab it with your fingers, and pull briskly, and it will pop right out. The new one snaps in the same way.

    Nov 19, 2009 | 2002 GMC Envoy

    3 Answers

    Bonnet cable snapped, need advice on how to open bonnet

    Most of the time the cable snaps at the release handle. If you remove the handle and get the end of the cable, you can cut off the cable jacket and use needle nose pliers or vise grips to grab the cable and pull to release bonnet.

    May 21, 2009 | 2001 Audi A4

    2 Answers

    Broke crankshaft position sensor

    go to parts store and buy a easy out set.. this tool will back out the broken half for you...keith...

    Mar 14, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Stratus

    2 Answers

    Crank positioning censor

    The camshaft position sensor is located on the timing cover on the front of the engine. The crankshaft position sensor is located just above the differential on the transaxle bell housing where it has to be to read from the flywheel the position of the crankshaft. It is easy to see from the front of the engine even though it is on the back half. Just look for the shifter cable and where its bracket ends (on the firewall side of the bracket) glance about 12" to the left and you should have no problem finding it. An 8 mm bolt is holding it in and with that bolt taken out it just pulls out of its hole. Google "95 caravan crankshaft position sensor" and then pick IMAGES so you can see an actual picture of what it looks like.

    Aug 01, 2008 | 1995 Dodge Caravan

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

    484 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Chevrolet Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    76846 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22246 Answers

    Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr.

    Level 3 Expert

    6918 Answers

    Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides