CKP Sensor

Tiny
BULLDOG43078
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  • 2002 FORD ESCAPE
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Where is the crankshaft sensor located on a 2002 Ford Escape, 2.0L engine? I have located the CMP sensor.
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Friday, January 8th, 2010 AT 10:00 AM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Hello,

The crank shaft angle sensor is located on the lower left side engine block. Here is a guide to help walk you through the steps on how to replace it and the diagrams below to show you how on your car.

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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Friday, January 8th, 2010 AT 11:54 AM
Tiny
EBOXERS
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We are having Miss fire codes that are constantly changing from day to day. Inside gauges going hay wire upon acceleration or idle. Unburnt gas exhaust fumes that would choke anyone. We have changed the fuel filter, a few coil packs, cam sensor all the spark plugs, check all grounds and fuses and are at a loss. Vehicle has periods of lack of power upon acceleration and a shaking and noise at around 40mph that goes away if you let off the gas and re accelerate. Where is the crankshaft sensor?
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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What are the codes you said are constantly changing? Also, which gauges are going hay wire? In my research I found there's a t.S.B. Regarding spark plugs. I don't know the exact problem but ford has a different plug to replace the original. I know you said you had the plugs replaced so just a thought. There's another bulletin on the electrical sytem that causes the gauges to display intermittent problems. Also you said there's a noise along with the shaking. What type of noise? This is tough because you described so many symptoms
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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Where the misfire is, is constantly changing, it goes from cylinder 1 to 3 to 2 and such, the codes read P0301 through P0306. The gages I am refering to are the speedometer, temp, fule, and tackometer. They will pin them selves then reset and all go back to zero then to they normal position showing what temp the car is or what speed your going. Sometimes it will do this only once or twice a ride and other times it will do this 50 times a minute. The noise is more like a loud chatter. It is hard to descibe.

I had to take it down town today, it drove so good going to the store. I cpould tell there was no misfires and the idle was holding steading, also the exhaust didn't have an odor. On the way back from the store was another story, I was having a hard time getting power out of it, it kept doing the chattering, it was misfiring left and right, the exhaust odor was god awful, and the guages wouldn't stop acting up, it was quite hard figuring out what speed I was going with the guages going off the wall like that.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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I'm not one to condemn the computer but. It does sound electrical. The pcm controls everything you're having trouble with. I suggest you call your local ford service dept. And ask if they can give you the complete write up on t.S.B. #0693. All I have is the general info which is: pcm failure-electrical accessories intermittent or inoperative. The other thought I have is the ignition switch. Your problem is so hard to diagnose. Obviously. If ford doesn't help with the t.S.B. Let me know.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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JULIE ELENA MORRELL
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My crankshaft position sensor on this car went out, so when I pulled it out I noticed at the end of it was a little chewed off. So I am like okay that why it is not working, so I put in a new one and couple minutes later the car dies and w ill not restart. I pull it out again and the end is chewed off again. What would cause this? Do not want to put in another one because I know it will happen again. When it did run for that few minutes, the rpm's were going up and down and would stall. It idled for about ten minutes then I put clutch in to drive, that is when it shut off and would not restart. Pulled out sensor and chewed up.

I have the right part and a mechanic put it in. I pull the second one out and it looked chewed up just like the original one that went bad. Something chewed up the original and the second one.

What about a spacer in front of the bolt? Like a washer, so it doesn't go in as far? How would that effect it?

Help!
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hi Julie,

It sounds like the crankshaft bearings are wearing causing the sensor to be contacted. You had the right idea put a small washer under the bolt which will raise it up slightly. That should fix the problem.

Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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JULIE ELENA MORRELL
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Yeah Ken, a friend of mine told me that today. He also says its costly and not worth the fix. He also said put a washer in front of the sensor would make it cut in and out and not drive able. He wants me to buy a factory sensor and clean out the hole and try that and if it gets chewed up, it's for sure the crank bearings. I really don't want to waste the money again, but I already ordered it from Ford. Thanks for the response.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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JULIE ELENA MORRELL
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I will. I'm not changing it for a few days. Part is on order, plus it's really raining every day here in Portland Oregon. Probably change it tomorrow or Sunday. Only two days it's not suppose to rain. Julie
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:48 PM (Merged)
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Rebuit engine and did not notice that the crank sensor pulse wheel had 2 different keyway notches. I can't seem to find a straight answer as to how the wheel should be installed on the crankshaft for the escape application.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hello,

One of the notices should have a dot near it telling you the correct timing.

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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