My crank sensor died today. The pickup was hitting the "ring" behind the balancer & it all just died a horrible death-I was going to fix it later today but it decided to keel over in menards parking lot
Guess i waited just a little too long to fix it!
Anyway, it broke the crank sensor & the mounting bracket, also the "ring" behind the balancer. I'm going to get the balancer & bracket from the junkyard & a new crank sensor tomorrow.
I noticed when tearing apart the wreckage that the crank sensor bracket is a bear to get off. Theres two 13mm bolts on the top & bottom, then a locating tab in the center. I had to wrestle with the locating tab & ended up breaking it off. I'm pretty sure its going to be the same way at the junkyard, so am I better off just getting the entire timing chain cover and leaving the crank sensor bracket attached to it? Are they normally this hard to get off? I have a lot of miles on mine, so I'm not sure how much age played a factor in getting the bracket off. Got any tips? I wiggled, spun, PB Blasted and still ended up breaking the tab.
Heck, might be a good time to pop a new timing chain in there as long as I'm this close. Is there anything else in there I should replace since I'm there? Cam sensor?