Crankshaft Sensors

Where is the best place to look to find the position of a crankshaft sensor on an engine?

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2011-06-04 15:22:50
2011-06-04 15:22:50

Most are near the front pulley of the engine.

Some are located in the bell housing, they pick the signal up from the flywheel.

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