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Old 05-26-2009, 07:51 AM   #4
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Location: Germantown, Wi
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Crankshaft Sensor Replacement

I spent about 3 hours getting to the Crankshaft Sensor deep in the engine cavity. When trying to remove the sensor, the plastic top broke off and now the sensor and metal plate that holds the sensor in place is stuck. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the sensor out. I have a 2001 BMW 330ci with 120,000 miles on it. I'm thinking that is the original sensor and it's locked in there pretty good. I was thinking trying to get a screw drive in there and pry underneath the metal tab, or maybe some vice grips to see if I can get it to turn. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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