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

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?

by in Dayton, OH on April 24, 2011
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , April 24, 2011
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
COMMENT by , April 24, 2011
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
ANSWER by , April 24, 2011
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 and get an online repair manual subscription. Look at they usually have a good picture of the part and then you will know what you are looking for.
COMMENT by , April 24, 2011
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.