Crankshaft position sensor and crank position timing

Tiny
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  • 2006 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 180,000 MILES
Hi guys, can you please help with timing for crankshaft position sensor and crank position? I'm really desperate now.
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Friday, March 6th, 2020 AT 2:47 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I'm sorry, but this vehicle isn't offered in the US, so I don't have specifics on it. The 1.4L isn't available here. However, If I recall correctly, I read the intake manifold needs removed to access it. I tried to find pics online. I found one. Take a look at it. If I am correct, that is under the intake manifold and there is a coolant line blocking it as well. There should be a rubber or plastic cover over the opening. The sensor is down inside.

Here is a link that explains how in general one is replaced, but yours is a bit different because of location:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Let me know if this helps. Sorry I don't have more info.

Take care,
Joe
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Friday, March 6th, 2020 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the sensor is inside between gearbox and engine. I've opened it and did a number of setting but still nothing.
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Monday, March 9th, 2020 AT 1:27 AM
Tiny
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Are you getting spark to the plugs?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Joe
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Yes I have spark.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 AT 6:40 AM
Tiny
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Are you getting fuel? Will it start for a couple seconds if you use starting fluid? If you have spark, it should run unless there is a fuel issue. Most vehicles I deal with simply requires the crank sensor to be mounted. Some require setting a gap between the sensor and reluctor wheel, but timing is never done with a sensor.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Do me a favor, check to see if it will start for a couple seconds using starting fluid. If it does and then stalls, there is a fuel related issue. If it doesn't start or even try to start, record the engine while cranking and upload it for me to hear.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 AT 12:08 PM
Tiny
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Okay, will do that. Thanks
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Monday, March 23rd, 2020 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. Let me know what you find. We'll figure it out together.

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Joe
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Monday, March 23rd, 2020 AT 8:06 PM

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