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Old 03-23-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Replacing crank position sensor, need help

I want to replace the crank position sensor. I got the 5mm alen key off but the sensor is stuck and it won't come off. Do i need to hit it from under, so it pops out? or is there another way i can get it off?
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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Most likely you're gonna have to destroy it when removing it...I did when i did mine on my old swapped car. Just be careful not to break that mounting that it sits on since it is aluminum.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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yea i pretty much destroyed as much as i could but it still won't come all the way off. I need to know how everyone got theirs off.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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Hey did you try hitting it with a hammer side to side and pull on it use vise grips if needed.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:39 PM   #5
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yea man i tried everything except hit it with a hammer from underneath but not sure if i can access it from under. Wise grip is my next try.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:06 AM   #6
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Wedge a pry bar between the sensor and the wheel, and pry it out? Mine came out just by rotating it a bit.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:16 AM   #7
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i will give that a shot too but mine seems like it just won't come off.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:50 PM   #8
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heat it up a little with a small hand torch. Just don't set your car on fire....
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:30 AM   #9
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Hitting it from the bottom may flatten it and make it hard to get out. Use a prybar. It's a tight fit though. When I replaced mine I installed the new one with anti-sieze all around - to make it easier if I need to replace it ever again.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:05 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help guys, came out after heating it a little and hitting it from underneath.
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