Crankshaft position sensor connector full of oil?

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Mon Apr 18 06:57:23 EDT 2005

Was it a "quantity of oil" or just an oily surface.  Maybe some sort of
dielectric grease that got too warm?

At 11:41 PM 4/17/2005 -0400, Craig D. Niederst wrote:
>While underhood this afternoon, I noticed the wiring connector for the
>crankshaft position sensor on my '92 100S was covered in oil. The connector
>I am referring to is located on the upper rear of the passenger side of the
>engine bay on the firewall, among about 6 other wiring plugs. When I
>unplugged it, more oil ran out. It's the only plug there that is oily on the
>inside. I cannot locate exactly where the oil came from, unless it came from
>the crankshaft position sensor itself and followed the wiring all the way up
>to the plug (probably about 4 feet, and mostly up). There are no oil lines
>nearby, and everything else in the vicinity but this plug is dry. The car
>runs fine, so obviously the sensor is OK. Anyone seen this before? I checked
>the archives, but didn't find anything like this.
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