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Bad cran angle sensor - Xterra Nissan Cars & Trucks

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  • fargo40702 Apr 04, 2011

    Xterra 2000

  • fargo40702 Apr 05, 2011

    its a 3.3

    what does it "sense" and is this the beginning of more sensor problems?
    How big a job is it to replace?

  • fargo40702 Apr 05, 2011

    The repair facility says the sensor went bad because the distributor shaft was worn and the distrib. assembly needs to be replaced along with the sensor....does this make sense? thanks



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    john nail Apr 04, 2011

    what year and model?

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    john nail Apr 04, 2011

    does it hyave a 2.4L or a 3.3L engine?

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    john nail Apr 04, 2011

    on both engines the crank shaft sensor is located at the back of the engine on top of the bell housing. was there something else you need to know about the sensor?

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    john nail Apr 05, 2011

    the crank angle sensor is not in the distributor, the crank angle sensor is mounted in the bell housing and is not that big of a job to replace and is a pretty common problem........the cam angle sensor is inside the distributor and is a little more expenceve, we do see the shafts were and it is in your best advantage to replace the complete distributor. as to is this the start of sensor failing probley not most sensors have no moying parts but the cam sensor does so it is more pron to fail.



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