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- Aug 26, 2008
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The engine won't start with a broken crank sensor. There will be no spark and/or no injector pulse depending on which magnet was broken offok sweet then. I wont worry about what position it is in. and with the crank sensor, i need to now replace that right? what are my symptoms of that being broken? and what are the symptoms of my crankshaft being 180 degrees opposite? i think im down to those last few problems.
oh and do i need to replace coolant before i try to start the first time? or can I test it for a few seconds and then add once i know it will start? i have no coolant in the engine at the moment.
sorry for all the questions, I just want to know this stuff before I ruin my engine.
If the cam/crank relationship was 180* out of time you would have a no start/no compression, the engine would sound funny when cranking.
The engine can be run for a short time with no coolant, but should only be run long enough to verify it runs normally.
When you get a new crank sensor, make sure it comes with the alignment tool or you risk breaking the new sensor on start up. The crankshaft hub needs installed with the pulley removed for access.
And lastly.... don't worry about ruining the engine. 2.3L's are non-interference so if you get the cam timing off it won't be damaged