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Crank position sensor

When driving my car it will dye and restart. If sits for at least 1/2 hour or longer will start again. This keeps reaccuring. We were told it was the crank postion sensor. how do I remove the crank position sensor

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  • longwells Aug 30, 2008

    what parts of the enginee do I take off

  • debent Nov 12, 2008

    I've had my crankshaft sensor replaced twice and it is going out for a third time. unfortunately the warrenty on it was up last month.....but I want to fight them on it....this is rediculous. Anyone else have any problems with this?

  • masson10 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem they put a new timing belt on and new crank belt and crank sensor ran ok a few days and quit again they put a new crank sensor again still the same problem exsited, now the tell me its my computer so there puting that on i am up in arms , the warranty ran out , so iam stuck on what to do can any one help me with a solution? please replie

  • ppace524 Feb 05, 2009

    I am having the same problem and am still under warranty to get part replaced. Has anyone found a reason that this keeps occurring?

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    Sounds to me like they need to recall these 2004 Hyundais. Mine is doing the same thing after replacing several parts. The crankshaft sensor is the next thing and i can't do it alone. The dealer wants to change so much out that it would cost me an arm and a leg to fix it. What happened to the old days when you got a vehicle paid off before it feel apart. Never another Hyundai for me.

  • gorgeous_me Feb 22, 2009

    My Hyundai Excel "94 model is dying in traffic and then wait 30mins to start especially in very hot temperatures also. The engine not over-heating as guages read normal. Mechanics stumped until it occurs again.

  • mudgy Apr 05, 2009

    I have a '98 Lantra. Very reliable...untill this morning! turned over but dead as a doornail Ah!!! Called AA (had to upgrade to homestart £50 lighter...He turned up. plug this and that in scratched his head got on the laptop... phoned a friend then told me he hadn't a clue haha. Last resort he plugged his little black box in and turned the key. ***** started! He said 'I didn't do anything' haha. Then he said Ahh i remebeer i wiggled this little wire and as already described it s the ccrank position sensor
    Single wire going into block right side just under the manifold. Bit of a pig to get to but thats the problem in my case
    Now she's purring again



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If you have the 2.4l it is located behind the timing belt on the crankshaft. possible causes include timing belt teeth seperated or balance belt teeth seperated and taking out the crankshaft sensor and sensor plate. this is no easy task for the home mechanic.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009


The crank position sensor will be bolted directly into the block of the motor, and usually has just a single wire coming off of it. it will be lower on the engine block, and most manufacturers generally put in the middle of the lower half of the block. You may have to remove another part or two off of the motor to be able to get to it, but once you can get a socket on it, it should just easily back on out of there

Posted on Aug 30, 2008


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