Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I need to replace the crankshaft sensor. Where is it located in the motor?

asked by on

I have the engine lite on and the code is P0017 is said to change the crankshaft position sensor I have the part need to know where it is.

My car has 123000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. Carbon buildup and other issues can ...

Hello. Carbon buildup and other issues can cause these sensors to fail prematurely.

You will need to raise the vehicle to access the sensor best. Once below the right, or passenger, side of the vehicle, you will want to look towards the back of the engine, around the exhaust manifold. There will be a cover around the sensor. You will need to remove the shell with a flat head screw driver or other tool. Do this gently, so you do not damage the cover.

You may need to remove the sensor in a different position than you removed the cover. The area is compact and hard to manipulate. Once you have exposed the sensor, you will unplug the wiring terminal from it and then you can remove the sensor. There is likely a small retaining bolt.

If you need assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to replace your crankshaft position sensor. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Brake calipers needing replacement after brake pads and rotors were replaced?

I think you have it backwards. The pads and rotors do not cause bad calipers, but a sticking or binding caliper can cause the pads to wear excessively and cause the pads to dig into the rotors. The calipers may...

Q: Starter or solenoid not working.

If the air filter was even "a little wet", then it's more than likely that a little water made it's way into one or more cylinders and hydro-locked the engine. There is more than likely at least one bent connecting...

Q: Car only starts when pressing the gas pedal

Hi. The computer system that runs your engine has a memory system that requires the battery to keep it alive. If the battery is disconnected for any reason, the computer learns that specific idle, which is no the appropriate one....

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.