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Old 06-17-2006, 01:52 PM   #1
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Crank Sensor e39

Anybody know where is it located and how do I replace it?
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Old 06-17-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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go to http://www.bmwtips.com/

click Tips and Tricks
then find Cam Position Sensor Replacement writeup
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Old 06-17-2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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Cam sensor isn't the same as a crank sensor, most likely the crank sensor is located on top of your tranny housing very close to the engine block, it normally reads off the ring gear
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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at least I tried
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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Found it and replaced ... pretty easy. Thank you
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:05 PM   #6
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where was the crank sensor located? it would be nice to know for future reference for other members
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:56 AM   #7
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:04 AM   #8
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that's the cam position sensor, I thought you were looking for the crank sensor
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:28 PM   #9
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Turns out it's the same thing ... got me confused too.
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Old 06-18-2006, 01:52 PM   #10
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well I know some cars have both & some cars don't have the crank sensor because it pretty much gets the same results, the cars ECU can figure it out, I guess our E39's only needs one
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:23 PM   #11
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E39 have both a cam and crank sensors, the crank sensor on the 4.4 is on the bottom of the bellhousing on the transmission right side, on the 6cyl models its in the block lower left side.

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thanks for clearing that up Rocco



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Old 06-29-2006, 08:11 PM   #13
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most EFI cars have both a CAM and CRANK sensor... and they are not the same thing.... the crank sensor gives the ECU the engine speed signal (which is also used to firing the ignition), and the CAM sensor is for thing like sequential injection control, cyl. dependant knock sensing, etc, etc...
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