V6 crank lock tool

William Magliocco magliocc at rocketmail.com
Sat May 9 17:21:41 PDT 2009

I have done these a couple of times on the older 12 valve motor; I am not sure if it is the same on the 30 valve V6 motor.

On the older motor, the crank tool is a pin.  You remove the crankshaft position sensor (which will have a cable going to it).  This is on the flywheel and is on the US driver's side of the engine, on the rear of course.  This sensor will have an allen bolt holding it in.

Once the CKP sensor is out of the way you'll need to get the engine to TDC for the pin to fit correctly.  You simply screw it in...

Once installed the crank will be locked in there nice & tight.

I wish V-A-G had used this on earlier motors, such as the 4 cylinder diesels.  It works rather well and there is no ambiguity about where the crankshaft is set.


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