1994 Buick Park Avenue



October, 24, 2008 AT 1:33 AM

Electrical problem
1994 Buick Park Avenue 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 205123 miles

Where is the crank shaft sensor located on a buick park avenue " 94" & about how long does it take to replace one?


2 Answers



October, 24, 2008 AT 1:52 AM

Hi christopher and welcome to 2carpros

Its behind right side of crankshaft pulley, R/R labor/parts cost -see below



October, 24, 2008 AT 2:01 AM


I have provided the directions on how to replace.

Remove or Disconnect:

Disconnect negative battery cable
Remove serpentine belts from crankshaft pulley
Properly raise and support vehicle
Remove right front tire and wheel assembly
Remove right inner fender access cover
Using 28 mm socket, remove crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt

Using special tool J38197, remove crankshaft harmonic balancer

Remove crankshaft position sensor shield
Disconnect sensor electrical connector

Remove sensor from block face
Install or Connect:

Install crankshaft position sensor to block face
Tighten bolts
Torque Value: 20-40 N-m (14-28 lb.ft.)

Install crankshaft position sensor shield
Connect electrical connector
Install balancer on crankshaft
Apply thread sealer GM #1052080 or equivalent to threads of crankshaft balancer bolt
Torque Value: 150 N-m + 76 (110 lb.ft. + 76 )

Install inner fender shield
Install tire and wheel assembly
Torque Value: 140 N-m (104 lb.ft.)

Lower vehicle
Install serpentine belt
Connect negative battery cable

This would take you several hours with the correct tools if you had a pretty good mechanical ability.

Hope this helps - let us know

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