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When turned the bolt holding the sensor it snapped off leaving no way to tighten the new one down. I also am not able to remove the old one as it is still stuck and won't budge, How might I go able solving the problem.

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Ez out . Ask your locial pars stoe. this will help you remove when you don't have notthing to get a hold of, they really work and are fairly easy, good luck with it.

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How to change crankshaft sensor on 1999 grand price gt

To get to the sensor, the harmonic balancer pulley on the crankshaft has to be removed. The center bolt on the harmonic balancer is on very tight. To loosen without an impact wrench, remove starter motor and wedge a piece of wood against the flywheel, or use a pry bar and hold the ring gear on the flywheel rigid, while loosening the crank bolt. The engine will try to turn backward when you loosen the crank bolt, so you have to hold the flywheel rigid. Once the bolt is removed, see if you can get the harmonic balancer pulley off without a gear puller. Just try tapping it to see if it slides off, or use two screwdrivers on each side behind the pulley and see if you can start it sliding off. If it is on very tight, as many are, you will have to get hold of a harmonic balancer removal tool-a simple, inexpensive puller that bolts onto pulley and can be drawn off. You might be able to rent the tool too.
BTW, you will need to have the wheel removed from passenger side, and the inner fender cover removed to get to the crankshaft. Once the pulley is off you can unbolt the sensor and put the new one on. GM recommends using a sensor alignment tool to install, because the thin vanes on the back of the harmonic balancer pass through the sensor, and if not aligned right could damage one or the other. If you don't have the tool, put the sensor on loosely mounted, just snugged up finger tight, then test the pulley will slide through the sensor slots without touching either side of sensor. If it looks right, tighten down the sensor in place, install the harmonic balancer pulley and tighten the center crank bolt to about 105 foot pounds.
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Take out the engine cover and doghouse to remove the speedometer cable from your car. Take out the bolt from under the dashboard, so that you can easily access the old speedometer cable. Also remove the nut on the rotating shaft and pull the speedometer cable out through the passage. Remove the clamps present on the transmission and engine compartment.

Once you have removed the old speedometer cable from your car, you need to replace it with a new one. In the adapter, fix the square end of the new cable and also tighten the nut on the rotating shaft. Pass the new cable through the passage and tighten the bolt at its rear end. This end should be fixed at the speedometer's square hold. Fix back the clamps you earlier removed and also put back the engine cover.

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You will find the speed sensor behind the engine above the trans-axle. Take out the connecting hose, air cleaner and electrical connector from above the sensor. With help of a 10 mm socket, take out bolts keeping the sensor in place. Simply twist the sensor to take it out. Fix the new sensor in place and tighten bolts around it. Attach back the hose, air cleaner and the electrical connector on to the sensor.

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You will find the speed sensor on the driver's side behind the transmission. Raise the vehicle up from the driver's side and put a jack stand below to hold it there. Disconnect electrical connectors present on the sensor and take out bolts keeping the sensor in place, using a socket. Take out the sensor carefully and fix a new one in its place. Attach the electrical connector to it and tighten it.

Not every speedometer not working problem needs a replacement job. It depends on the cause. In case the dial is the problem, you can easily replace it alone. Problems with the little computer reading sensor signals call for the computer to be replaced. It is therefore important for you to take your car to a car mechanic and diagnose the predicament, before jumping onto any conclusions and trying to solve it yourself.

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  3. Remove CKP sensor hold down bolt.
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  2. Install hold down bolt.
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  3. Connect CKP sensor electrical connector.
  4. Connect battery negative cable.
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Can you explain how to replace a cam shaft censor on my 300m 99

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The camshaft position sensor is installed in the timing belt housing cover above the left camshaft sprocket.


1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Remove the upper intake plenum.

3. Disconnect electrical connector from sensor.

4. Remove camshaft position sensor bolt.

5. Pull sensor up out of the timing belt housing.


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If installing a new sensor be sure that the paper spacer is attached to the face.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Detach the electrical harness connector from the camshaft position sensor.
  3. Unfasten the camshaft position sensor mounting bolt. There is a hole in the bracket for tool access to the sensor mounting bolt.
  4. Rotate the sensor away from the engine block.
  5. Pull the camshaft position sensor up out of the chain case cover. Do not pull on the sensor wire.
There is an O-ring on the sensor case. The O-ring may make removal of the sensor difficult. A light tap on top of the sensor prior to removal may reduce the force needed for removal. Inspect the O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.
To install:
If the sensor removed is going to be re-installed, clean off the old spacer on the sensor face. A new spacer must be attached to the sensor face before installation. If the sensor is being replaced, be sure that a paper spacer is attached to the sensor face and an O-ring is positioned in the groove of the new sensor.
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  2. Install the sensor into the chain case cover and rotate into position.
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  4. Attach the electrical harness connector to the camshaft position sensor.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

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