[V8] YES! Gentleman's Express not misbehavin' now!
ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 17:29:48 EDT 2005
Fact of the matter is that aside from being "correct", it doesn't
matter which sensor is placed in which hole as long as it is connected
to the right plug.
Interesting though that when I did them on the automatic car, it
seemed a piece of cake, though not without some fairly dextrous
fingering required, but when I half-heartedly attempted to do them
pre-emptively on my 5spd, I just couldn't seem to get at them, so I
Now of course, I need to do them so Yeehaw!
On 7/27/05, Buchholz, Steven <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com> wrote:
> ... 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.
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