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How do you test the crank postion sensor, i assume it is the sensor on the right hand back side of the motor when standing in front of the car - for an audi 2.6 1998 cabriolet

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There are no definitive test that I know of but you can have a scanner put on the engine to see what codes are present and if its bad then you will told of such i guessing you are having trouble starting your car. if this is the case then id say if you can get your vehicle over to auto-zone they will put it on the scanner for free. there are a million and 1 things that can prevent the car from starting hope this helps you some.

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