broke off crankshaft positioning sensor how do i get it out to replace

Asked by Mar 24, 2007 at 03:59 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was replacing crankshaft positioning  sensor  when it broke off.    how do i get the other out to replace w/ new one

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This is a common problem with GM's Try chopping , drilling and picking away at the sensor ( it is only plastic with wire and a magnet ) Once you get out all the pieces , it is a good idea to clean the hole with some fine sandpaper. put a light film of silicone grease onto the new sensor , when installing it and lube the bolt hole too ( for sensor bolt) this will ease removal of it , in case it ever gives you further problems

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