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Old 22 Jun 2008, 11:46 am
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Default Need help in finding Crankshaft Position sensor

I am new here and am wondering if anyone can give me step by step instructions on how to locate the crankshaft position sensor on my 030pt cruiser. I know it's in the back of the engine and that's it.
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Old 22 Jun 2008, 12:12 pm
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Here's what it looks like. It's on the back side of the engine block above the oil filter.



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Old 22 Jun 2008, 12:47 pm
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ok thank you very much. I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 22 Jun 2008, 01:20 pm
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ok think im gonna have to go with plan B. it's so compact in there i still didn't see it and don't even think i could reach it if i found it. but i do thank you for the help
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Old 22 Jun 2008, 01:26 pm
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OK, good luck.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 06:33 am
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All you need to do is remove the air filter box and it is then totally exposed.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 06:42 am
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All you need to do is remove the air filter box and it is then totally exposed.
John, that's the CAMSHAFT sensor which is exposed by removing the air box.. He wants the CRANKSHAFT sensor in the back of the engine.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 12:22 pm
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yeah i already replaced that sensor. Maybe i should give you guys the problem i am having. when i left work my 03 cruiser just shut off and would not start back up so i had to tow it home. i found the code for the camshaft sensor so i replaced it. after replacing the sensor the car still wont start up. it will turn over but not start, which is why i am looking to replace the crankshaft sensor. so should i replace it or look for another problem.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 01:13 pm
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So, you already replaced the CAMSHAFT sensor and it won't start so your about to throw in a CRANKSHAFT sensor at it.

A search of the Internet says you might be right but there's other causes of the code:

Possible causes include:
Intermittent Crankshaft Position Sensor Signal
Intermittent Camshaft Position Sensor Signal
CMP Signal Circuit Shorted Ground
CMP Signal Circuit Open
CMP Signal Circuit Shorted To Voltage
CMP Signal Shorted To (K7) 5 Volt Supply Circuit
Sensor Ground Circuit Open
PCM - CMP Signal
Camshaft Position Sensor

Also, Chrysler put a TSB out on the 03 cruiser with possible false codes (including P0340) that might be set by the computer. Read this:

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser TSBs -- [ CarComplaints.com ]
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Old 24 Jun 2008, 06:27 am
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John, that's the CAMSHAFT sensor which is exposed by removing the air box.. He wants the CRANKSHAFT sensor in the back of the engine.

Yikes... See what you mind can do. You eyes see one thing and your mind tells you what you think you see.. Hmmmmm.. Guess that's expected.....
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