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Buick regal 1996 crankshaft position sensor

My engine light is coming on and I was told that it was the crankshaft position sensor. I just bought the car and need to know if I have to replace this at this point the car is running fine

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  • meanmarty82 May 05, 2009

    I have a 1996 Buick Regal Custom Sedan. The car just passed 207,000 and the check engine light has been on now for almost a year. I have had the car scanned before but it kept coming back to the fuel cap which I have replaced twice so I didn't think anything of it. About a month ago the car started to lope going down the freeway. I had the car scanned today and now the code that came back is for the Crankshaft position sensor. It it becoming a real problem as the car dies out quite frequently and it's hard to get it restarted. I don't know the cost on getting it replaced but the part it self is only about $26.00.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I bought a 2004 Malibu engine for fifty bucks from a friend and replaced my 2002 engine. There were some changes but the one I am running into is the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. They both have three wires now and the the one yhat is on the back side of the block is shorter so I can't just use mine. Somebody else told me to use plastic to space it out to the same size as the 2002. Will this work and is there a better solution besides replacing the computer system and wiring harness? Also, can i test for a signal with a standard multimeter?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Crankshaft sensor needs to be replaced

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Where is crankshaft sensor located, bank 1 sensor A.. How to replace sensor



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May have a grab bag of problems.

For starters, check running fuel pressure and also check for proper operation of fuel pressure regulator. Dirty injectors could play a role here

If fuel filter hasn't been replaced, might be a good time to do so.

Look at condition of plugs, wire, and air filter. All of these could contribute to problem.

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What is the OBD-II code for this engine light coming on? This can give you a clue as to what is wrong.

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Does a 2002 buick regal have a ignition position sensor

Hello trhino69.

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If the crankshaft sensor isn't reading it will not start.
On the other hand if the camshaft sensor isn't reading it will start but the fuel injectors will revert to non-sequential firing.
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