: Tips for replacing Crankshaft Position Sensors



Devast
10-01-06, 10:50 PM
My 2000 Eldorado T/C has recently started stalling a lot once or twice a day. The code given indicates I have two bad CPS. I have bought replacements and am going to try to change them out. From this board I have gotten the impression that this is a DIY job. I crawled under the car to check it out and I have a couple of questions before I start.

1. From posts here I understand you can access these by removing the oil filter mounting hardware. Is this correct? I cannot see the sensors as it is.

2. From beneath the car I can only see one mounting screw for this piece (oil filter mount). I presume there is another one higher up but I cant see it. Am I correct and how difficult is it to get to?

3. My understanding is that the Black sensor is the bottom one and the Gray is the upper... correct?

4. I am maybe slightly better than average with cars, not an expert by any means. I have replaced these sensors on my old BMW so Im a little familiar with the process, but are there any problems or pitfalls I should look out for? If you think I should just pay someone to do it feel free to say so.

I appreciate any and all advice.

Thanks, Devast.

codewize
10-03-06, 09:27 PM
These were provided to me by other members and seem to prove very useful.

http://webspundesigns.com/uploads/Cadillacs/CrankshaftPosition1.pdf

I threw them up on the web to share.


Thanks guys

AlBundy
10-03-06, 09:37 PM
These were provided to me by other members and seem to prove very useful.

http://webspundesigns.com/uploads/Cadillacs/LHengine.jpg

http://webspundesigns.com/uploads/Cadillacs/CrankshaftPosition1.pdf

I threw them up on the web to share.


Thanks guys

Dame Codewize those are some excellent drawing. I also intend to do the same thanks.:thumbsup:

codewize
10-04-06, 12:49 AM
The credit should go to MashBill and JimD

I will accept some rep though for posting them :)

Devast
10-04-06, 12:53 AM
Thanks. Those will be very helpful to anyone doing this job. I did it yesterday. Not so tough.

If you think you want to try this job but you are kind of a novice like me... Go for it. It's an easy job. Kind of a tight fit but I'm a pretty big guy and I got it done in a little over an hour.

Devast