1997 Ford Probe Crank position sensor causing the car not t

Tiny
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  • 1997 FORD PROBE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
We can usually jiggle the connector thats on top of the manifold and the car will start and work fine for a good long time. This time its not working. Can I splice around the connector or does the sensor need replaced? If it needs replaced, are there instructions somewhere as to how to do it?
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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 AT 2:52 PM

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Tiny
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Hello

To better assist you is your model just the Probe, or the GT or the GTS? Also what is your engine size in liter?
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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
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Its a GTS 6 cylinder. I don't know the litre size.
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 9:16 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for the info.

You can find your engine liter size on a decal inside the engine compartment. You need to know which size it is.....either a 2.0 or 2.5 since it may be different. I have attached both for you. You can also look at the 8th digit of your VIN. If it is a letter B then you have a 2.5L. If it is a letter A then you have a 2.0L.

Crankshaft Sensor for the 2.0L - circled in red. And it looks like there are two. See below.

CRANKSHAFT POSITION (CKP) SENSOR

Removal & Installation

2.0L has 2 CKP sensors. CKP sensor No. 1 is located in distributor and is not serviced separately. See DISTRIBUTOR. CKP sensor No. 2 is located behind crankshaft pulley. To Remove CKP sensor No. 2, disconnect sensor wiring near top of timing belt cover. Working from below, remove CKP sensor mounting screw and sensor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Adjust CKP sensor air gap to .020-.060" (0.5-1.5 mm). Tighten sensor screw to 71-97 INCH Lbs. (8-11 N.m).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_20_2.jpg



Crankshaft Sensor for the 2.5L - now the problem with this one is they have it mismarked in the manual I think it should be the one I have circled.

CRANKSHAFT POSITION (CKP) SENSOR

Removal & Installation

1. CKP sensor is located on side front cover near crankshaft pulley. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove serpentine drive belt. Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect sensor connectors.
2. Remove sensor bolt and sensor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten sensor bolt to specification.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_25_1.jpg



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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 9:57 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Forgot to give the rest of the answer. You need to replace the sensor. I would really check the connector though for any loose or damage wire or pins.

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Recall_19.jpg



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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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Hello

My advice was to replace the sensor.

Also to check the wiring very close at the connector for any damage.

Since you did not know what size engine you had, I provided both engine size instructions on how to replace your sensor and instructed you how to find your engine size.

Thanks and hope you have a great day.
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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Since you don't know what size motor you have our tech provided schematics for location, removal and installation instructions for both motor sizes.
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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 AT 12:25 PM

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