[V8] YES! Gentleman's Express not misbehavin' now!

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Wed Jul 27 17:18:20 EDT 2005

... I guess it's the getting connectors to latch that's the biggest PITA
... IMHO, doing the sensors isn't that difficult a task ... on an MT car
that is ... 

I too have found myself with a bracket and two sensors ... wondering
which one goes into which hole ... if you look at the hole the bracket
goes into you can see which sensor is looking at the flywheel teeth ...
and go from there ... if you have the factory parts they are color coded
to match the connectors on the loom ...

I don't know if the ECU is smart enough to run with the sensors swap ...
but I do know it will generate a code telling you that the sensors are
swapped ... 

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> Despite having received the parts in a timely manner from
> AudiConnection (and thanks Bruce), I got myself in a time bind and
> finally did the job on the Saturday before hurricane Dennis (who
> arrived mid-afternoon, Sunday), in a (vain) effort to move the car
> it be lost to storm surge.  Thankfully, Dennis jogged to the east and
> we got no surge, because I couldn't get the GE to start after doing
> replacement.
> A word to those contemplating this &%$#@ job for the first time: Mark
> well one of the old connectors while it is still on the car; and mark
> one of the replacement sensors the same way.  Take a digital picture
> the marked sensor while it is still on the car.
> After you remove the pot-metal sensor holder, mark the holder so that
> you know where the new sensor goes.  Take a picture of the holder with
> the old, marked sensor in place.
> Despite many warnings to be sure that I did all this, I had a brain
> fart and ended up with both old sensors removed and couldn't swear
> which belonged where.  Thus, after reassembling and finding that the
> car wouldn't start, I had to completely repeat the entire process and
> switch the sensors, reassemble and... no start.

More information about the V8 mailing list