Crankshaft position sensor replacement

Tiny
KTWOLFE12345
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  • 1999 INFINITI QX4
  • 3.6L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 220 MILES
I'm trying to replace the crankshaft position sensor on my vehicle listed above. I am now currently on my third crankshaft position sensor because the first two sensors I broke. I removed the crankshaft position sensor and try to replace the sensor. When I put the sensor in it got halfway down and then got stuck. In order to get the sensor out I ended up breaking it. So I purchased a second crankshaft position sensor and when I put it in once again it got about halfway down and then got stuck. This time the sensor broke while I was removing the sensor but part of it is stuck in the whole. So I have a third crankshaft position sensor to put in but I can't get the part of the sensor that's broken off out of the hole. The locate the location of the sensor is on the transmission bell-housing and there is absolutely no room to see how the sensor is supposed to go in. I'm not understanding why the sensor keeps getting stuck when I put it on. I'm not sure if something is down in the hole that is making it get stuck or if the crankshaft position sensor has to go in a certain way. But I am not willing to get the third sensor stuck.I was wondering if you could tell me how to get the round part of the sensor removed that's stuck. Once I do that is there something I'm missing about the exact placement of the sensor? The problem is there us no room at all and I cant see what I'm doing on top if that. So it's like the blind leading the blind. Please help if you can! Thanks
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 3:40 PM

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Tiny
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Good evening,

Can you post a picture of what you see?

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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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I will tomorrow when I go to my car.
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Friday, March 8th, 2019 AT 12:23 AM
Tiny
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Sounds like a plan.

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Friday, March 8th, 2019 AT 3:11 AM

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