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Crankshaft sensor on 2005 Altima

We can't seem to get it - it seems to be in a tight spot. What is the best way to reach it? We can feel it but can't seem to unplug it and we can't take it off with out unplugging it because the bolt is so close to it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Those sensors are very hard to get out. I get that one from top. you need to remove the black engine cover and air cleaner top section with the tube, that goes to the throtlle body and than look down inthere. Look down right by the throtlle body. use flash light to pinpoint sensor. Once you see it, you need to push in the green sliderpiece thats inside the connector. make sure that the slider stays pushed in (they normally do) and get pliers and grab the sides of the connector and pull. it should come off. remove bolt and do the same thing to the sensor. Grab and pull.you may want to give it a little twist to help. Clean sensor connector with brake clean as you will most likely find oil inside of the connector. reverse instalation of new sensor. spray some lube onto the seal of sensor to ease insalation. re-assemble vehicle. on the way back the GREEN SLIDER needs to pop out or the sensor could unplug. again BARE to replace.good luck.

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