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PONTIAC GRAND AM SENSOR PROBLEM

1995 Pontiac Grand Am • 116,000 miles

I have a 95 Pontiac Grand Am with a 2.3L Quad 4. I trying to replace the crank sensor. I have the bolt off and the plug is disconnected. My problem is because of the sensors location under air intake manifold I can't pull it out without the fear of it breaking in two. What can I do to pull the sensor out?
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November 5, 2012.



My info says crank sensor is near oil filter?

JDL
Nov 5, 2012.
I don't know an easy way to remove. Try rotating the sensor as you pull out on it. On some makes and models, I have tried using a screwdriver to pry up on the flange. Usually the flange is so brittle it just breaks off. I have also tried the screwdriver in the electrical cavity for the connector, pull out. Just some suggestions.

I have heard horror stories about having to remove oil pan, and trying to take sensor out from inside.

JDL
Nov 5, 2012.