Crankshaft position sensor location

Tiny
WAYNECORBITT
  • 1995 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 242,000 MILES

Where is the crankshaft position sensor located on my truck? I do not have any of the above listed items. Do I need to take it to a Ford shop to have them run a scan on it or can I unhook the battery to attempt to reset it?

A buddy said it might be that, I am just trying to figure out what is wrong with it and taking whatever advice I can get.

It was parked for a about two and half years and would only be driven every now and then because I was overseas. It started acting up after about two years and would lose power while my wife was driving and then quit running. If it would sit for a while she could start it back up and it would make it home. When I got home I changed out the fuel pump, coil, and had ignition module checked. Now it starts sometimes and other times it will not. If it does start it might run for a few minutes and then shut off. When it shuts off, it is as if someone turns off the key. It has no rhyme or reason as to when it will start or not.

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 12:04 AM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

This is a mid year shift some crankshaft sensors are called hall effect sensor located in the distributor. Check the diagrams below.

Other sensors are located at the crankshaft front. Disconnect sensor connector and measure resistance across sensor terminals. Resistance should be 300-750 ohms. If resistance is not as specified, replace sensor.

Here are some wiring diagrams so you can test the system to see what is wrong:

Please run some tests and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Check out the diagrams (BELOW)

Best, Ken

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:11 AM (Merged)
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DAVID J
  • 1996 FORD F-150
  • 130,000 MILES

The truck is a F150 I took the sensor off while I was working on the front of the engine and put the wire out of the way and now cannot find it. I was wondering if you could tell me where they come off the main harness? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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See below.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:11 AM (Merged)
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BUDSTEVE
  • 2002 FORD F-150

V8 four wheel drive automatic 112,000 miles.

Where is the crankshaft sensor located and how do you change it?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
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ALEX1011
  • 2002 FORD F-150

Where is the crankshaft sensor located on my truck it has the 4.6 liter engine. How do you remove it and put one on?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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Crankshaft position sensor:
Note: Engine design precisely locates Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor. No CKP sensor adjustment is necessary.

Removal and Installation:
Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Remove A/C compressor to gain access. Disconnect crankshaft position (CKP) sensor wire connector from engine harness. See figure 5 . Remove CKP sensor mounting screws. Remove CKP sensor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten fasteners to specification. See torque specifications.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_ckp_1.jpg

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
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SMILIN4U
  • 1991 FORD F-150

Where is crank sensor located?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Looked it up in Mitchel1 and it does not have one. What type of ignition system do you have?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
Tiny
FORDNOTCHEVY
  • 1995 FORD F-150
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 166,488 MILES

Where is the crankshaft sensor and does my truck have a sensor? It is a 302 5.0 L automatic.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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Since your truck has a distributor it does not have a crank sensor.

Roy

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
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ERNIERIVERA
  • 2002 FORD F-150

V8 four wheel drive automatic 98,000 miles.

Can you tell me where the crank sensor is located on my truck to replace it?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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It is located on the lower front of the engine. Post specific engine size (i.E 5.4L, 4.6L etc.) And I can post a diagram of the location.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM (Merged)
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BCASANOVA
  • 2002 FORD F-150

V8 two wheel drive automatic 128,000 miles.

How do I change the crankshaft position sensor?

I see where it is. Do I need to remove anything to get it out and put the new one in?

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 9:13 AM (Merged)
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STEPHANIE ROSE WOODWARD
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I have a 1992 Ford F150, 4.9 L, 300 straight six engine. Will crank over but not start. Have replaced the alternator, distributor cap and button, and still will not start. Thought it was crank sensor. Some told me it is located in alternator, some say it is not. Anyone have any opinions on this?

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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Location is at front of engine behind front pulley.

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 AT 3:02 AM

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