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Old 07-02-2019, 02:49 PM   #7
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
2002 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: the old crank position sensor trick

Originally Posted by rb6667 View Post
Fdryer, is correct, remove starter to access the CPS. It's hidden behind it.

To remove the starter, you will need a ratchet, 4" short extension and a 15MM socket if I remember correctly.

There are 2 bolts that hold the starter to the block. Remove the TOP bolt first. The top bolt is hidden above the starter. (Have to do this by feel) Then the bottom bolt. Remove the Battery wire from the large terminal. Remove the purple start wire from the small terminal.

The CPS is held on by just 1- 10MM bolt. Easy to remove this.

Reverse steps to complete after CPS replacement.

Not a difficult job but a little bit of a PITA due to that top starter bolt. It's a little fiddly.
What kinda designer did they use for that engine? It's obviously wasn't made by a Repair Mechanic to fix.


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