Getting to Crank Sensor on late-XE
This is leaking, or I think it is. This is what Im aiming for first anyway.
What to I have to take off to get to it?
Is it power steering pump? How do I do this and what pipes do I need to fek about with?
Engine Mount? - Just been replaced so shouldnt be too hard to do.
Any help please... or a quick way round this..... cheers :d
Dont have to take anything off Dave....its only a 5 min job to take it out
Dave what do you men its leaking??
There is nothng in it to leak???
as andrew says the crank sensor cant leak, its just a plug in thingy!
what colour is the fluid thats leaking, black, or red-ish?
black could be leaking sump gasket onto crank sensor giving you a thought that theres a leak at the crank sensor.
the red stuff could be a leaking power steering pump and the red coloured fluid running onto the sensor.
any pics dave? just to show more clearly what the problem is.
It can leak - there's a rubber 'O' ring to stop oil sloshing out. It may also have worked loose.
unlikely to leak in my opinion, the sump isnt pressurised, and the sensor probably only gets a bit of oil flicked at it.
Well, as I said thats the first thing that IM going to try as I dont see what else it can be from there.
There is no way I dont have to NOT take anything off to get to it. I cant even see the sensor
yup, power steering pump mount.
Ive never had to remove a thing to get at the crank sensor.I replaced mine a couple of weeks ago and it took me all of 10 mins!!(we are talking about the red top engine in a Mk3?)
The crank sensor can leak oil as mine was doing it shortly after replacing a duff sensor for a spare one.
There is a little rubber O ring on it cost 20p from vaux or something stupid like that.
It takes 10 mins to take out and replace it's held in with one 10 mm bolt (maybe 8mm can't remember)the hardest part is refitting it as the hole for the bolt is a pig to line up.
Yeah ; but the later dizzyless XE. Ie. one with just the one belt that runs through the engine mount.
Originally posted by AL Ive never had to remove a thing to get at the crank sensor.I replaced mine a couple of weeks ago and it took me all of 10 mins!!(we are talking about the red top engine in a Mk3?)
I cant even see the sensor itself
If you wanna come and take a look next weekend Al.....