2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Q&A

2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Question: crank shaft censor

how do you replace the crank shaft censor? -
Answer 1
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 1
Sounds like an answer from a DEALER!!! -
Answer 2
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. -