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Q: where is the samshaft sensor located and how do you replace it on 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio

can i replace it my self
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The sensor is in the distributor so it is the distributor that needs to get changed, The distributor gear will turn as you remove the distributor so there is a precise set of instructions to follow and you need a timing light then to verify ignition timing afterward.About 1 hour labor.
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