crankshaft pulse sensor

Discussion in 'Engine' started by meeka, May 20, 2016.

  1. meeka

    meeka Member

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    Hi,
    I drive a 2001 Mercedes E320 CDI.
    Can someone tell me is the Crankshaft Pulse Sensor held in place by a Torx screw.
    I was told they just pull out.
    Mine seems pretty tight. I do not want to have to drop the gearbox to get it out.
    I have tried doing it from under and above the engine, no joy.
    Ps
    Why do some people refer to it as a Position Sensor. I thought a Position Sensor was a completly different part.
    Thank-you,
    Brian..
     
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    crankshaft sensor does have a retaining bolt.
     
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    Because it tells the ECU etc the crankshaft position for timing purposes.

    Alfie
     
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    meeka

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    Hi,
    Thank-you,
    Brian..
     
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    meeka

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    Hi,
    Removal of Cankshaft Pulse Sensor.
    Removed Torx screw.
    Could not get the sensor out.
    Tried soaking around it with releasing fluid overnight.
    Still could not remove it.

    Left it Mechanic.He could not remove it in the conventional way. I witness all of this.
    He had to drop the gearbox and knock out the sensor from below.

    Be warned when replacing anything that should be lubed with appropriate fluid before fitting.
    Brian
     

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