My problem was severe loss of power after 30 minutes or so running. Undo the exhaust manifold heat shield. This will happen when it has stretched or jumped a tooth or two. Once you get the plastic cover off, the blue connector is right there, the closest to the engine in a block of three connectors. After three days, the only thing that worked was my wife's small hands getting down there and using ratchet that allowed the bit to sit all the way through. I used a T-30 Torx with a Flexible Ratchet Extension and a bit of patience.
I learned how to jack the car up and got under it for the first time. When installing the new sensor I replaced the torx screw with a long bolt and spacer that left the 10 mm hex bolt head just above the heat shield. Start the engine and check for oil leaks. Great description of the task. This post should be linked to those on fuel pump and pressure regulator. Undo the screw securing the heat shield and sensor. I used a long pry bar to bend the heat shield slightly and I was then able to get the Torx bit into the screw with no difficulty and it came right out.
About Engine Crankshaft Position Sensors An engine with electronic management needs a crankshaft position sensor to monitor the position and rotational speed of the crankshaft. Even though you likely will never know how thankful I am, at least it will be officially noted here. I was able to use the original Torx screw to re-connect the sensor to the engine block. I removed the battery box easy and was able to fit my hand between the hoses to reach the clamp and slide it off; same to put it back on. It is easier to access from below if you don't remove the exhaust down pipe. Make sure to check the harness where it plugs into both sensors as well.
We thought it was fuel and went crazy tracking down that, followed lots of posts on fuel pump, regulator, until last weekend, after a no start and waiting I got it to start but gave me code P0725, so I changed the sensor. I struggled with the blue connector with the red locking tab. I'm hoping crankshaft position sensor from my research, and not the fuel pump!! I used a 40 mm bolt. . Change the O-ring if necessary and lubricate it with engine oil. Because of Bosch's masterful German attention to detail in terms of production management, Robert Bosch GmbH has become a truly international company, designing and manufacturing parts in the most efficient supply chain possible.
You will also need a work light. Also, beyond the Torx 30, what other tools do I need? Ignoring the symptoms of a bad crankshaft position sensor will result in rapid wear and tear of the various parts of the engine and will quickly lead to engine. When installing the new sensor, the trick to get the o-ring properly seated is to lube it with engine oil and position it half way down the shaft of the new sensor so it is pushed into position as you push the sensor into the hole. If this is not the exact Crankshaft Position Sensor you are looking for, or you would like this part in a brand other than Bosch, please and one of our customer service experts will help you locate the exact part you need. This is a great place to start diagnosing P0016 in your Saab 9-3. This can be frustrating as the check engine light can obviously turn on for many different things.
I used a torx wrench socket with a little ratchet handle. I found the following during the process. I tried a flexible ratcheting extension, an elbow extension, and neither worked as I couldn't get the bit to stay in the screw head. This information is only a summary. To put in place the new sensor you might need to use a piece of wood to push it in. It is the forward most wiring connector in group of three connectors.
Is this the same procedure I'd use on the 3. Having a long handled ratchet would have made life easier. If I were to do this again I would remove the exhaust down pipe as that would give clear access from the top. Sep 22, 2017 Depends which engine it is but some Saabs have a crankshaft position sensor and if that fails or the connection to it goes bad, the engine will not start. There's just not enough room, even with the oxygen sensor removed. Don't overlook basic mechanical integrity.
My '08 9-5 died after idling for maybe 5 minutes and would not restart. This ensures that no matter what country is best suited to produce a part; its availability will never be impaired. It is running nowbut I will not be sure if it is fixed until I use it for a while, though. The easiest way is to reach down from above. Then install the cover with the screw in place. Pricing for Pricing for Pricing for. I could not for anything get that short torx bolt back tightened down.