crank shaft censor on 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500

how do you replace the crank shaft censor?

by in Fremont, CA on January 23, 2011
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , January 23, 2011
Remove/Install Crankshaft Position Sensor Shown On Engine 113 In Model 220 Behind driver's valve cover above the bellhousing (location L5) Work Instructions NOTE: Remove Air cleaner (engine side). Crankshaft position sensor to engine block - 8 N.m NOTE: If the crankshaft position sensor (L5) was replaced, a re-initialization must be carried out with STAR DIAGNOSIS in the menu item control module adaptations. $140.00 for the sensor and 0.7 hours to replace but need to reinitiatize using factory scanner.
COMMENT by , February 16, 2013
Sounds like an answer from a DEALER!!!
ANSWER by , January 25, 2011
it's located behind the left cylinder head just in front of the bell housing. labor guide gives .7/hr, so it's almost worth it to pay someone.