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    Devast is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Question Tips for replacing Crankshaft Position Sensors

    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.

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    Re: Tips for replacing Crankshaft Position Sensors

    These were provided to me by other members and seem to prove very useful.

    http://webspundesigns.com/uploads/Ca...tPosition1.pdf

    I threw them up on the web to share.


    Thanks guys
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    Re: Tips for replacing Crankshaft Position Sensors

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    These were provided to me by other members and seem to prove very useful.

    http://webspundesigns.com/uploads/Ca...s/LHengine.jpg

    http://webspundesigns.com/uploads/Ca...tPosition1.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.

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    Re: Tips for replacing Crankshaft Position Sensors

    The credit should go to MashBill and JimD

    I will accept some rep though for posting them
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    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


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    Re: Tips for replacing Crankshaft Position Sensors

    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

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