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Old 02-20-2006, 05:33 PM
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Crankshaft sensor change

Hi All,

The e30 board has been really great to me, so now i'm asking for help from you e46 folks. My sedan has been pretty good to me (except the sunroof, windows, and bushings), however, it appears that the crankshaft sensor has gone out and i really would like to change it myself. Anyone have any pictures, instructions, bentley manual pics, on where it is and how to change it? Any help would be great! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:30 PM
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There are two intake and one exhaust. Do a search...this topic has been covered many times.
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:08 AM
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yep, search search search. this is a common and easy replacement. I did exaust sensor (which was my first DIY) and took me all of 5 minutes. And then eventually did intake sensor which is a little more time consuming and scary but still very easy once you figure it out. If you can change your oil I would strongly reccomend doing it yourself. And buy yourself a bently if you plan on doing your own maintenance. It is a good investment and you don't have to rely on forums. Good Luck
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:52 PM
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try this site. not sure if it will help
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:03 PM
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Here's a couple pics that may help. Look for pulse generator:
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