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1991 Chevrolet Beretta Question: how do I replace the crankshaft position sensor on my 1991 4 cyl beretta?

 

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treep57, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Dayton, OH, April 24, 2011, 15:14
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I'm sure I need to replace the crankshaft position sensor/modul on my 1991 4 cylinder 2.2 beretta. I was told I may need to drop the oil pan to pry it out from the inside!! IS my neighbor just trying to scare me? Is this seemingly simple fix a nighmare waiting to happen?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 24, 2011, 15:20
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    The instructions say .9 hour labor to replace but the illustration shows only one bolt holding it in and then you just pull it out of the engine block, looks easy. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info.
    and get an online repair manual subscription.
    Look at www.rockauto.com they usually have a good picture of the part and then you will know what you are looking for.

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    treep57, April 24, 2011, 15:28
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    Thanks again Patrick, for taking the time to answer. I think I'm gonna ignore the scare warnings of my neighbor and go ahead and attempt it.

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    mastertech6371 April 24, 2011, 17:19
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    to add to Pat, the sensor is in a difficult location between the engine and trans. there is a 10mm bolt holding the sensor and a wire connector. carefully twist the sensor before pulling up on it. your neighbor gave you a worse case scenario that if the sensor does not come out, the pan has to be dropped and the sensor driven out. in the 50 or so I have done, only 2 required that to be done.
    the key is to take your time. I hope you have small hands. it is close quarters to work in.

    Good Luck

    Roy

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    treep57, April 24, 2011, 18:46
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    Thanks, Roy! It's info, tips like that that I was hoping for as my mechanic skills were mostly done back in the 60's & 70's. I forgot how I came across this website but sure am glad I found it! Bob

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