Crankshaft Sensor and Harmonic Ballancer
Alright boys (and girls), my car'* showing signs of a bad crankshaft position sensor. At any given attempted start (regardless of cold engine, warm engine, etc) it can take up to 3 tries to turn it on. Somtimes it takes 1, 2 or (rarely) 3. Once it does turn on it runs just as good as always.
I got a replacement crank sensor (it comes with a bracket) but I have a question or two before installing it:
For the record, mine is an '87 Bonnie.
My 87 service manual'* instructions on installing the sensor indicate something regarding checking for a .030" air gap between the interrupter ring and the sensor.
How do I measure the air gap when the ballancer is covering it up?
Also: Do I have to use the new bracket or can I just use the old sensor bracket?
I guess that'* all of my questions. Oh, i bought a puller just in case although my chilton'* and my Service manual do not mention a puller for my particular year.
Thanks a bunch: