Crankshaft position sensor location

Asked by Guru9Q3BVR Mar 17, 2022 at 03:18 PM about the 1997 Mazda 323

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello, I have a mazda 323 1.5i (engine code Z5-DE), that has problems
starting when warm. I have narrowed the problem to the crankshaft position
sensor and have bought a new one. My problem now is that I simply cannot
find the sensors mounting point in the engine. I have a somewhat clear view
of the right side of the engine around the crankshaft pulley, but I see no wires
leading down there, and no crankshaft sensor.

Does anybody know the location of the crankshaft sensor on this engine

1 Answer


Turns out, my car does not have a CPS. The problem was with the distributor unit. There were some electronics that stopped working when warm, so after idling for a while or driving at low speeds, the distributor became too hot and stopped creating spark. I had tried changing the rotor and cap, but this did not solve the problem. After changing the entire unit, the problem was solved

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Own this car?

Share your experience with others.

1997 Mazda 323

Review another car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
    Juhana Virkkala
  • #2
    Obby Petronia
  • #3
View All

Know more, shop wisely


Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.