will bad crank sensor makenoise and make engine sputter


Asked by Dec 31, 2013 at 02:48 PM about the 2001 Ford Windstar

Question type: General

took fanbelt off to pinpoint noise crank makes grinding noise when running and engine runs ruff

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Tracy Hooks

No. The Crank sensor doesn't touch anything and if it did, it wouldn't work at all - it's just a magnetic pick-up. Dragging starter? You could try using a stethoscope to pinpoint the noise - an old broom handle to the ear works too.

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