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Hey guys,
Just wondering where the crankshaft position sensor is located. I've read in the Haynes that on some older models it is located IN the disty, while some other models it is located down by the crank pulley. Just thought I'd ask from experience...I've got a '93 LS BTW.

Is the connector for it located right by the oil dipstick? If so, that's great news because I plan on using my meter to test it tomorrow.

Thanks d00dz.
 

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Yes it is, right by the TB cover.
 

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cool man thanks...i'll report back later tonight with results.
 

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Its next to the end of the dip stick by the pan.

To remove it you there is a 10mm bolt you also need to take the two bolts off for the bracket that is around the pully on the front belt setup.
 

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ok, so I tested it with an OHM meter last night and it checks out fine. Which would also explain why there are no codes being thrown out.

Looks like the next thing to try out is the external coil mod. Luckily I found one laying around my dads garage, so it's worth a shot.
 

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You also have the one in the disty as well. What problems are you having? Sounds like the kinda crap I'm going through now.
 

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Hey man... on our '93s there is one in the disty also.

What seems to be the problem with the car?
 

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You also have the one in the disty as well. What problems are you having? Sounds like the kinda crap I'm going through now.
also have one of what in the disty? crank position sensor? where is that son of a bitch located?

Hey man... on our '93s there is one in the disty also.

What seems to be the problem with the car?
Car isn't starting. It turns over but just won't start. I checked for spark again last night and I'm not getting anything now, so I'm assuming it's the coil at this point. I replaced the HEI module with a brand new one because I thought that was the culprit at first - turns out it wasn't.

My dad has an extra coil laying around though, so I'm gonna use that one...it should work. It's off of a '93 passat but looks identical to the blaster series coils.
 

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TO get at the one inside your disty, you gotta dig. And even then it isnt readily replaceable. I had spark, then fixed my timing(was way off), and now I have no spark. I have a 93 I4, so I only have 1 position sensor, and it's the disty mounted one. I thought the disty mounted coil/CPS/ICM<-Any of those) may have gone bad, so I've gone through 3 disty's and nothing has helped. It's really pissing me off as the signs point to the crankshaft position sensor being faulty as my injectors are not firing, and something else being buggered up in the disty as I have no spark. But having replaced the entire disty... I just dont know. I'll try another disty and pray, as some people have reported getting multiple bad "new" distributers". I'll let yo uknow what I find
 

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well I bit the bullet and bought a new disty...it wasn't too pricey anyway (I found a pretty good deal), plus I can't be bothered to put much time in to this car anymore. I just want to keep it running until I can afford something newer.

Good news is, right after I put in the new disty it fired up right away. I guess it was a combination of the coil/ignitor/CPS in the old one.

The 6 is running again :)
 

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well i do know for a FACT that 95-97 models crank sensor is next to the crank pulley. i have switched mine out before
 
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