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Old 12-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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crank sensor location ?

96 corolla DX 1.8
need to find out where the crank position sensor is located.
would help if there's a pic
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It should be located by the timing belt cover, near the crankshaft pulley.

Here's a photo scanned from my Haynes manual:



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Old 12-31-2009, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks very much ! does the manual indicate where the camshaft position sensor would be as well ? I understand they are two different sensors. one for camshaft the other for crank shaft. thanks again for all your help. !
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No worries. I can't find anything in the manual about the camshaft position sensor, but I believe that it's inside the distributor.

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That's correct, the camshaft position sensor is part of the distributor.
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from what I have gathered so far from research is that after 96 onwards with the introduction of OBD2, the manufacturers eliminated the distributors and therefore had two separate sensors. one for crankshaft and the other for camshaft. then again i could be wrong...
the car is giving a p0340 code upon checking the check engine light and is not starting up.
it stopped while driving. now it cranks but doesn't start...

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from what I have gathered so far from research is that after 96 onwards with the introduction of OBD2, the manufacturers eliminated the distributors and therefore had two separate sensors. one for crankshaft and the other for camshaft. In the 96 there is no distributor.
I'm not sure where you get your information from, but distributors were still used in the '96 and '97 model years for the Corolla. The only changes for OBD2 were the addition of some hardware required by it, like the crankshaft position sensor.
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interesting. OK so the code p0340 which is for the camshaft position sensor would require changing the distributor ? given the cam position sensor is part of it ?
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interesting. OK so the code p0340 which is for the camshaft position sensor would require changing the distributor ? given the cam position sensor is part of it ?
thanks again for everyone's help and support on this !
Yep, as far as I know you need to replace the whole distributor in order to replace the sensor.
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anyway to check if the sensor inside the distributor is OK before i replace it whole unit ?
does the haynes manual give any information on that ? thanks.
any info on replacing the distributor in haynes would be helpful. I"m a semi DIY
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I'm not very clued up on the electrical system of cars (does my head in) but you may be able to do a continuity check with have a continuity tester. You can also check the earth at the same time. It could even end up being a problem with the wires.

The Haynes doesn't mention anything about performing a test on the camshaft sensor or distributor, but it does have resistance specifications for the distributor if you need them. It might pay to ring an auto electrician and ask if he knows of a way to test the actual sensor itself.
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I had the same problem

You have to replace the main AM2 fuse under the hood in the fuse box.
Replace the Distributor cap and rotor.
Replace the crankshaft position sensor.

then your good to go

I also just replaced the plugs and wires too. and fuel filter since the airbox was removed and it was cheap. Basically your doing a MAjor tuneup.

for future reference the AM2 fuse controlls the fuel pump and ignition. it will pop if you do not replace the distributor as the condensor inside causes this because its fried.
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