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Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 18:08:36 -0400
From: Fred W <malt_houndnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: 9-3 2002 Crank Position Sensor


mleedsnospamchfluid.com wrote: > I changed the Crank Position Sensor on May 1st the car has started > everytime since. It also startes better now. The engine light didn't > stay on and I didn't bother to get the code checked. My brother is a > mechanic and said generally it is the CPS when the vehicle only > occasionally starts & no code is left. This is because the computer > needs this information to start the vechicle, but if the engine > doesn't run, the computer doesn't run, therefore no code can be > stored. Huh? The computer runs whenever it has power. I'm 100% positive a code will be thrown for a crank position sensor failure in a no start condition. But it may fail in different ways > I figured for the price of a new CPS it was pretty cheap to > try, rather than paying shop rates. To answer my original post the > CPS is on the front of the engine (in realtion to the car), near the > middle right (looking under the hood). It is hidden by a steel plate > & put on with a torx bolt. > Thanks. Good to know. -- -Fred W

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