Follow these instructions to remove and replace the crankshaft position sensor on a Nissan.
Jack up your Nissan to access the bottom of the engine. You can use jack and jack stands or ramps, which is easier.
Secure the vehicle with jack stands.
Allow the engine to cool down for at least 15 minutes. Secure the vehicle by placing it in Park. Secure the rear wheels. Place jack stands to support the vehicle.
Remove the plastic cover from under the engine. It is held in place with several plastic screws.
Locate the crankshaft position sensor on your Nissan. The crankshaft position sensor is installed on the transmission housing where the transmission attaches to the engine block.
Press the small tab on the connector and unplug the electrical connector by pulling it away from the sensor.
Remove the 10 mm bolt.
Remove the old crankshaft position sensor on your Nissan. Install the new crankshaft position sensor in reverse order.
Once you tighten the 10 mm bolt, reconnect the electrical connector.
Reinstall the engine splash shield and lower the vehicle.
If the check engine light is on, use an OBD2 scanner to read the codes and clear them in stored status.
If not other codes are present, the check engine light should reset on its own within a few driving cycles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the crankshaft position sensor located on a Nissan?
Location of Nissan crankshaft position sensor.
How to check if the Nissan crankshaft position sensor is bad?
One the most common ways to verify that the crankshaft position sensor on a Nissan is bad is to read the ECU's fault codes. This is a straightforward procedure and requires an OBD2 code reader.
Plugin your scanner into the OBD2 port under the dashboard.
Turn of ignition.
Read codes from the ECU.
Confirm that a code related to the crankshaft position sensor circuit is present.
Where to buy a cheap Nissan crankshaft position sensor?
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