Crankshaft position sensor location

Tiny
NPOFF
  • 1993 NISSAN ALTIMA

Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic.

I need to replace the crankshaft position sensor on my car. I cannot find it to save my life. My Haynes manual shows it on the front of the transmission right below the distributor. Not there! Someone else told me to follow the wire coming out of the front of the distributor. That wire is bundled together with about four other wires. Can anybody just tell me exactly where to find this sensor?

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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 5:22 PM

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Tiny
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The crankshaft position (CKP) sensor is located in the distributor. Below are some diagrams to help you see what I am talking about.

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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 AT 12:20 AM
Tiny
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That is exactly where the manual told me to look. I just did not believe them. Thanks for the help, the site is the best.

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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
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I am having a similar issue. The parts house sold me a crank sensor but your diagram shows it in the distributor, but I have seen a different diagram showing the cam sensor is in the distributor and that is what the parts house is telling me too. But I am like this guy I could not find it where it is supposed to be.

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Sunday, October 11th, 2015 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
SAMBURGESS
  • 1994 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 1.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES

Unable to locate crank ignition sensor.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I used your information to find this in "Pro-demand"

However, all four sub models have a 2.4l engine.

The picture below is what I found.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2017 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The location of the crankshaft angle sensor which is inside the distributor. Look at the post a couple above this one and click the images.

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Sunday, November 5th, 2017 AT 4:30 PM

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