Crankshaft sensor location please

Tiny
JEREDALYE
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  • 2011 FORD F-150
  • 3.7L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
Need to know where to find the crankshaft sensor and how to replace it.
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Thursday, August 28th, 2014 AT 8:23 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

The crankshaft sensor is in different locations depending on which engine you have (#7) Here is a guide to walk you through the steps and diagrams (below) that will show you where the sensors are and how to change them on your car. Disconnect the battery first.

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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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
JOEJ88
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I have a 2011 F-150 ecoboost 3.5 and got a code P0016. Is there cam and crank sensors accessible that can be changed out?
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Sunday, January 6th, 2019 AT 10:54 AM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

That code is for the camshaft sensor 'A' which is the intake sensor.That is located at the top of the cylinder head on the right (passenger) side.Here is a tutorial showing what is involved in its replacement.

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

I've also attached a picture below of what it looks like.Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
Danny-
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Sunday, January 6th, 2019 AT 10:09 PM
Tiny
JOEJ88
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From the image you sent me, is this picture the back of the engine?
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Monday, January 7th, 2019 AT 1:09 PM
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DANNY L
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Hello again.
They are located on the front of the engine. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2Carpros.
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
JOEJ88
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No it is not very helpful because the picture you sent me is of the back of the engine.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 3:42 AM
Tiny
JOEY RICHARD
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  • 2011 FORD F-150
  • 3.7L
  • V6
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Need to know the location of crankshaft sensor.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Lower left side of the engine, way to the rear, under the exhaust manifold.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOEY RICHARD
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So this is wrong? Because this is all I can find.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
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That's the same drawing I looked at.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
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JOEY RICHARD
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So that would be by the starter and not on the front of the block? I have asked everyone and I a being told it is by the timing chain. So I do not want to take stuff off that I do not need to.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
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JOEY RICHARD
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So what all do I need to remove to get to it?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
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JOEY RICHARD
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Well if you have problems with the crank shaft sensor on your truck look on the driver side by your shifter cable there is one bolt out one nut take it out in there it is.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hey,

Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out on the site whenever it can add information that will help people.

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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I think you may have interpreted the drawing incorrectly. Certainly will not be the first time. It shows the sensor in the back, right where you found it. The people you talked with, (who obviously weren't as smart, and handsome, as I am!), Were probably thinking about a different engine size.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
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JOEY RICHARD
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The pic was good it just do not say what side it was on and trying to find it was a lil bet of a pain and come to find out it was the plugs that are all so a pain to change bc I have to take so much off to get to them on the passenger side but thank u to everyone that helped out
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 9:28 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Please use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help and tell a friend.

Best, Ken
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