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A faulty reference sensor can turn even the best high-performance vehicles into heaps of metallic junk not worth driving. And that's not an exaggeration at all. A bad sensor can induce engine knocks, which can then result in irreparable engine damage. If your vehicle is acting all weird lately-idling rough, misfiring cylinders and having difficulty starting-stop driving it for a while 'til you've checked the sensor and replaced it if it's busted. The sensor is a module that communicates with the ECU to determine the crankshaft's position and the engine's speed. Pulses from the sensor correspond to the proper timing of the ignition coil and fuel injectors. Thus, any damage to it is bound to cause some major engine troubles that could cost you a fortune. If yours is not in good shape, replace it right away with a new aftermarket sensor. Many aftermarket sensors today are made of heavy-duty components, so once you install one, you won't have to deal with a similar problem for a long time. If you're looking for an affordable high-quality reference sensor, you've hit the right spot here at Auto Parts Warehouse. We offer the most amazing deals in the industry with our extremely fast and reliable shipping, great discounts, and Price Match Guarantee, which means if you find a cheaper sensor elsewhere, we'll match its price just for you! So order a new reference sensor today to avoid ruining your engine and losing your investment.
Easy Steps for Reference Sensor Replacement
A reference sensor is a logic module that your engine control unit (ECU) uses to determine the position of the crankshaft and at what speed the engine is running. Unfortunately, this vital component can fail due to corrosion or exposure to chemicals or. Damage to this sensor will result in rough idling, misfired cylinders, difficulty in starting your engine, and poor engine performance. Lucky for you, installing a new reference sensor is all you need to do in order restore your engine's performance. You only need a few basic tools to remove your busted sensor and install a new one. This DIY job is sure to save you on a trip to the mechanic as well as some extra bucks. So follow the steps listed down below and you'll have your engine working like a charm in no time.
Difficulty level: Easy
What you'll need:
- Protective gloves and glasses
- Lamp or good lighting
- Socket and ratchet
- Replacement reference sensor
Step 1: Make sure you're wearing safety goggle and gloves before starting your DIY job. Doing so will guarantee a smooth and safe installation process. Also be sure to do your repairs in a well-lit area or with the help of a lamp.
Step 2: Lift your hood and prop it open. Disconnect the negative battery lead.
Step 3: Disconnect the speed and/or reference sensor connector located at the back of the intake manifold.
Step 4: Remove the sensor retaining bolt using a socket and ratchet. Bolts may come in various sizes, but make sure to remove all of them.
Step 5: Twist the sensor then pull it out.
Step 6: Identify the wiring harness and mounting bracket for your new sensor.
Step 7: Install your new sensor with its mounted washer.
Step 8: Tighten the washer then secure the sensor in place with a mounting bracket.
Step 9: Return bolts.
Step 10: Reconnect the negative battery lead.