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    crankshaft sensor - where is it?

    so my recent problems appear to be pointing towards the cranshaft sensor, im hoping to take it out, give it a wipe/clean and hope for the best, or else fit another one but where is it in the engine bay!?
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    On the Z18 its down the front of the engine on the right hand side. Below the oil filter by the looks of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-o-sri View Post
    so my recent problems appear to be pointing towards the cranshaft sensor, im hoping to take it out, give it a wipe/clean and hope for the best, or else fit another one but where is it in the engine bay!?
    I'm missing it but,
    Are you suffering from constant stalls and non starts with the only code the crankshaft sensor?

    What plate is it on as there are issues with ecu's fitted to most 02 era vx vehicles.

    My vivaro has the same issue and has had.
    3 X crankshaft sensors,
    Flywheel,
    Clutch,
    ECU,
    Injector referb.
    And still the problem exist. last thing to try is to strip down the wiring and clean ALL wiring connectors which means vx have my van with the front have removed .
    Stupid, stupid moden vehicles. Never had this issue with non ecu vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJB2K3 View Post
    I'm missing it but,
    Are you suffering from constant stalls and non starts with the only code the crankshaft sensor?

    What plate is it on as there are issues with ecu's fitted to most 02 era vx vehicles.

    My vivaro has the same issue and has had.
    3 X crankshaft sensors,
    Flywheel,
    Clutch,
    ECU,
    Injector referb.
    And still the problem exist. last thing to try is to strip down the wiring and clean ALL wiring connectors which means vx have my van with the front have removed .
    Stupid, stupid moden vehicles. Never had this issue with non ecu vehicles.
    Sorry to hear about it! tis fairly annoying how these things happen,
    Anyways im not having probs with stalling or anything like that, its just purely the lack of power every now and then.

    Been searching google alot! and it seems this is a fairly common problem. Gonna whip out the sensor as soon as i can and give it a bit of a clean, chuck the bugger back in and hope for the best.
    if that doesnt fix it then ill chuck a new one in.

    Your problem however, seems to be the same as this one..he spend alot of cash on trying to fix aswell take a look..

    http://www.cavweb-forums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7006

    For him, i quote "The Crankshaft Sensor was not seated correctly within it's mounting hole !!!!!!! The cast mounting tag had a tiny bend in it meaning the face of the sensor was just a few tiny degrees out of alignment from the crankshaft toothed pickup. The sensor mounting bolt was securely in position and tight. To repair the fault, a tiny bit was ground off the inner face of the metal tag to allow the sensor to sit in the correctly aligned position. Car starts and runs like a dream now."
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    hi, my astra mark 4 has the engine light on all the time,after about 500 miles it miss fires and runs ruff,i take it 4 a ecu test and long list of miss fires and at the bottum it says crank shaft sensor,now after they test it it will run nice as pie again, anybody got a clue to this fault? help needed or il sell it and get a ford lol! thanks......wardie.

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