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Old 03-22-2010   #1 (permalink)
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Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

Alright so it's been a month and some change since my automatic transmission was replaced on my 01 honda civic ex (see Check engine light on, Autozone says transmission..)

And now my check engine light came back on while going 30mph and feeling a sudden jerk.. after only being able to go about 10mph I pulled in to autozone. They checked the codes and told me to start the car and it finally started after the 5-6th try.......

The engine rattles unless the gas is pressed and they all told me without hesitation that it's the Crank Position Sensor.

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Another weird thing is that after I let the car sit for about 4 hours I went outside and it started up and drove fine... I hate this car
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

sounds like the TDC sensor, i remember when i had to replace mine i was having the same jerky feeling. Whats the code they pulled?
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

Its your tdc/cps. Sensor but u also have to find out what caused them to go bad like a voltage spike or maybe a loose connection
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

Thanks for the responses guys.

I took it to a mechanic earlier today and he said he couldn't find anything wrong with it. The error it was giving was the camshaft position sensor. He reset the ecu(?) and the check engine light is gone again.

I plan on replacing the TDC sensor and the crank position sensor anyways because I know the problem will rise again.
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

I went to the Honda dealership next to my work, purchased the Top Dead Center sensor for $60 and the Crank Position Sensor was $89 from autozone..

The honda dealership wants to charge me $220 for labor, how bad am I getting ripped? Appointment is Thursday at 9:00am.
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

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I went to the Honda dealership next to my work, purchased the Top Dead Center sensor for $60 and the Crank Position Sensor was $89 from autozone..

The honda dealership wants to charge me $220 for labor, how bad am I getting ripped? Appointment is Thursday at 9:00am.
Bad. all you have to do is swap sensors. If you know enough about cars and feel comfortable do it yourself. I downloaded a service manual for my 2000 civic ex and it goes into detail for anything and everything. Go to vuze.com download vuze kinda like limewire but better. In the search bar look up "01 civic ex service manual" and multiple things should pull up. downdload one of them. Vuze is like limewire but better
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

Oh boy I hope i'm replacing the right parts.. Seems like a damn heat issue to me.........

I just got back from work and I drove it about the same amount of miles(35) as I did on monday when it crapped the bed. I need to go to autozone to pick up a part but now the car is having a hard time starting.. imagine that.
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

You can do this yourselft pretty easily. I can't remember but you will probably have to pull your valve cover to get the top of the timing belt cover off. It might even help to remove that side engine mount to get to some of the hardware you will have to remove. You will also have to remove the crankshaft pulley to get the lower cover off, BOTH covers have to be removed to replace both of those sensors if I am not mistaken. Its a PIA to get to them but with the right tools you can do it.... go buy a haynes manual.
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

Parts are replaced. I'll be driving it home shortly to see if the problem remains.

Another question.. Should the fans connected to the radiator be spinning while the car is idle or do those flip on at a certain temp?
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Re: Check engine light on, Autozone says Crank Position Sensor

they are fine. It is normal for them to cut on and off even at idle you can reach a temp they will need to cut on at.
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