97 pathfinder crankshaft position censor - Nissan Forum

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post #1 of 3 Old May 11th, 2011, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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97 pathfinder crankshaft position censor

hi guys...just picked up my first nissan. Black 97 pathfinder se 4wd. car sat for a year just parked never broke down. Apparently cam or crank sensor went bad got the replacement. finding out its on the top of the bell housing for the transmission. has anyone replaced theirs themselves? and whats the easiest and best recommended way of doing it? any tips appreciated. thanks guys

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post #2 of 3 Old May 11th, 2011, 10:41 PM
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Really long and skinny arms with double-jointed elbows! Seriously, though, it's best done on a lift, with the engine cold, accessing it by reaching up from the bottom. The heat shield on the crank sensor gets in the way and I've seen more than a few that have "disappeared" after some have gone through the task of replacing the sensor. I use a fine-toothed 1/4" drive ratched with a 10mm socket to loosen the bolt on the sensor and then use my fingers to unscrew the bolt and remove it and the sensor.
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post #3 of 3 Old May 15th, 2011, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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yea lucky for me i have long skinny arms. i was able to replace in in my driveway. and that shield found a home in the trash. but apparently the censor wasnt my issue. so now onto the next thread post. thanks for the info
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