2004 Suzuki Aerio 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 30K miles
It seems I need to replace the crank angle sensor, and I have gotten jerked around a lot by 2 dealerships and an independent repair shop (quotes jumping around, differing information). Really all I want to know is how difficult of a repair is it. I've been told its under the spark plug, behind the transmission, and various other locations.
I can get the part for about $200 online, they want to charge 350 plus labor which goes to around $500-700 is that reasonable?
Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor Removal and Installation
Remove engine with transmission from vehicle referring to ENGINE ASSEMBLY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION .
Remove transmission from engine and then remove flywheel or drive plate from crankshaft.
Disconnect connector from crankshaft position sensor.
Remove crankshaft position sensor (1) from cylinder block (2).
Reverse removal procedure noting the following.
Check to make sure that crankshaft position sensor (1) is free from any metal particles and damage.
Apply engine oil to O-ring of sensor.
Install crankshaft position sensor to cylinder block (2) with specified torque.
Crankshaft position sensor bolt (a): 6 N.m (0.6 kg-m, 4.5 Lb-ft)
Fig. 28: Installing Crankshaft Position Sensor To Cylinder Block
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Connect connector and fix wire harness with clamp securely.