1997 Ford Thunderbird Repair Question
1997 Ford Thunderbird V-6
Also..... I have been running 89 octane due to pinging during acceleration, (leads me to the MAF)the night before the car quit I filled up with 87 octane. The car has been running perfect prior to this problem.
quit while driving is usually cam/crank sensor.
Thanks! That's what I bought, I'll install it and get back with ya if it doesn't fix it. Appreciate the response.
Ok, where is it? Hahaha, I looked all around, parts place said it was on the lower right side, nothing there as far as I can tell. I found one thing on-line, this must be a well kept Ford secret. A guy said it was under the coil pack, under what you would think is the distributor. Something about disconnecting a water line and setting it to 26deg ATC. Can ya clear this up for me? Where's it at? And, is there anything I have to do besides R&R the part? Thanks, Pete
which one, crank or cam sensor?
Thought they were the same thing, hell, might as well tell me where both are. Knowing me it will be the crank sensor since I bought the cam sensor. Also, is it just an R&R or is there anything I have to do so the sensor knows where it is?
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!!
been busy. i was gonna say CKP more likely than CMP? but it's just a guess since no relative codes thrown.the wiring plugs are known issues. as far as testing goes check this page out (http://easyautodiagnostics.com/crankshaft_position_sensors/crank_cam_sensors_1.php) and i am gonna get this unit(http://www.amazon.com/ElmScan-Compact-OBD-II-Diagnostic-Software/dp/B002PYBZJO/ref=pd_cp_e_0)for my laptop soon to cover such issues as no relative codes.
Yea, I changed the Cam Sensor, made my finger bleed but, that was about it. I don't know what I was thinking, of course the crank and cam are different. So I guess I'll try the crank sensor next. I'll check those web pages ya sent too. I don't know why it won't spit out a code kinda irritating! Thanks!!
hows it going?
I picked up a crank sensor....... Actually, the guy sold me the crank sensor first I guess and now I have a cam sensor..... I think. Ya think the people at the car parts place would know SOMETHING. So, I have one sensor that is straight with about a 45 degree angle and a magnet in it and one that is round or circular with a depression in it like a very small distributor cap. No wires on top, I mean it looks like it fits on top of something if that makes any sense. I haven't had a chance to try and find where the heck this one is located yet though, very busy at work. Thanks for following up with me, I appreciate that!! Do ya know where this sensor is located?
the round thingy is the cam sensor. should be under the coil thingy where your plug wires come from front top left of engine?