Locate crankshaft position sensor

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD CONTOUR
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
I looked on the upper left rear of engine on cylinder head for the crankshaft position sensor and was unable to find it on a 95 Ford Contour xl, 4 cyl, front wheel drive. Could someone draw me a simple diagram where it is located?
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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 AT 11:53 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have a distributor
I think you do and crank sensor is part of it
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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No it does not have a distributor and all the info I have says it goes in the head
Could you just send an enlarged diagram of the engine and where the sensor would be located?
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
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Try this. On my 1996 they are located on the front of the engine at the transmission mounting, on the engine side. If you look between the exhaust and the bellhousing flange on the engine you can see it. It has one plug in and one bolt holding the sensor on and is a little tough to get at the bolt.
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:26 AM
Tiny
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Its a Crankshaft Position Sensor that you are looking for !
Its NOt on the head its low below the head rear of the engine
I included a picture
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:38 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. I see it finally. Do you remember what size socket or wrench you need to remove that bolt?
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:44 AM
Tiny
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Can not remember for sure
but possible 5/16 or 8MM
again not 100% sure
good luck
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:55 AM
Tiny
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Could I ask you if you ever had electrical problems with your 96 Contour?
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
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Not much that I know of
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:29 AM
Tiny
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We had brake lights coming on without stepping on the pedal and staying on when the car was shut off. We have a kill switch in the car now that solved the problem after investigating forever and constantly having a dead battery. We even put a new computer in, still did not solve problem
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:32 AM
Tiny
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Was the brake light switch checked, adjusted or replaced
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 1:51 AM

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