Crankshaft position sensor location

Tiny
NIGHTPHOENIX
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  • 2003 SATURN VUE
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Where is the crankshaft position sensor located in a Saturn Vue 2.2?
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Sunday, February 20th, 2011 AT 6:19 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hello,

Here is a guide and the diagrams below so you can see how the job is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Sunday, February 20th, 2011 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
GRANDMAOFABZ
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  • 2003 SATURN VUE
  • 3.0L
  • V6
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  • 178,000 MILES
Recently replaced the crankshaft position sensor and she has been running great. Two days ago the check engine light came on I drove it a total of four blocks. Since then and yesterday she turns over, but will not start. Could it be fouled plugs?
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AL514
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You are going to have to find out what the code is that caused the check engine light to come on. The ECM must be scanned and I am willing to bet it will lead you directly to the problem. If you can at least get the code number we can find out its meaning. You can buy scan tools for cheap these days, most auto parts stores sell them less than about eighty dollars.
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AL514
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Some auto parts will scan the ECM for free if you just ask. Just write down the code number and we will get right on it.
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Does it have to be running to scan?
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AL514
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Nope, just key in "on" position.
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AL514
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It is pretty easy, if you buy a scanner it will come with instructions or we can talk you through it. We are always here to help. =)
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RENEE
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Hi GRANDMAOFABZ,

If you decide you would like to conduct the scan yourself here is a link to an article that features written step by step instructions and pictures explaining how to do the scan yourself, also I have included a link to our YouTube channel with a how to video on code scanning.

This is applicable even if your check engine light is not on.

Most scanners are inexpensive to purchase, you can purchase one online from sites like Amazon.com

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

https://youtu.be/YV3TRZwer8k

Once you have the codes please get back to us so that we can further assist you. We are always happy to help.

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.com.

Kindest regards,

Renee
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FIXIT1000
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Random no start.
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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There are some automotive electrical testers that claim to be able to test sensors, personally I would not even try, if the system check shows a faulty sensor, 99.9% of the time that is so, if you want to test a used sensor. I would not go there, always use new, but basically in my opinion there is no satisfactory test for this save the scan test.
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Monday, September 24th, 2018 AT 3:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Just to add to this one you can test the crankshaft position sensor with a multi-meter you just put it on ohms setting of 2,000 most of the sensors will read around 800 ohms when there good. When they test bad they will read as open circuit I have tested many of the Saturn ones. But what you have to keep in mind is you have to test it the moment it fails most of the sensors are bad one minute and good the next. So if it fails long enough and your ready to test it then it can be tested. What size engine do you have? It can also set a code when they fail no always but they can. Have you checked for codes yet?
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