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The camshaft and crankshaft position sensors are built into the distributor housing located in the right front corner of the cylinder head .
can you send me a picture? i can't seem to locate it. thank you
The two sensors are located in the base of the distributor.
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do i have to pull the distributor?
are you sure. i spoke with a lexus mechanic today that said my problem might be a crank sensor and said nothing about having to replace the distributor
20 years of experience. no. yes.jt8jz31c6n0003270. why would they sell a replacement part if it couldn't be replaced?
According to the vehicle identification number that you listed the separate crankshaft position sensor is not applicable to your vehicle. The sensors are all located inside the base of the distributor housing and those parts inside the distributor housing are not available separate. See the images below. The image with the sensor in the front oil pump housing does not apply to your vehicle identification number.
i'm not pleased with the three different answers i got today and don't understand why a part store would quote a part that doesn't go to my car!!!
i am calling my friend who is the parts manager at Lexus tomorrow and getting to the bottom of this.now i can either rate you poorly now or wait until tomorrow, your choice, or refund my 18.00 now-
from the beginning you gave me 3 different answers that if i would have said ok then your job would have been over and i would have been out of your hair. you are not the messenger you are supposed to be a trained expert who just throws out answers til people say ok. you see i also worked for lexus for 15 years in sales and would not have done very well if i ran my business like you do!! he hasn't seen the car yet that is why there are no codes. i told you i had only spoken to him. he has 20 years experience how about you......messenger
where is the crank positioning sensor on a 1992 Lexus sc300?
Here is my initial reply and answer to your first post:
You then proceeded to question my expertise. I don't have a problem with that people make mistakes and look things up incorrectly, last time I checked I'm not perfect. However I did inquire for more information about trouble codes and vehicle identification number to clear any miscommunication. I fail to see where I am any less of the expert for inquiring for additional information this would seem to be the prudent and professional thing to do. I never gave you three answers I gave you one specific answer. I simply replied and gave you a different picture showing you the other possible options if you were given wrong information. For example in the pictures listed above the oil pump housing with the separate crankshaft sensor is for the SC 400 which someone probably looked up incorrectly for you and told you bad information about this sensor being on your car when it does not buy your vehicle identification or even close to the year range for the SC300. If you're going to make accusations about my expertise and talent please be accurate. You were given one specific answer. The crankshaft position sensor is inside the distributor there are three sensors in that distributor they are not available separate. Once you confirm this with your personnel tomorrow you can accept and rate positively so that I can get compensated for my time. This would be greatly appreciated have a good evening.
i will let you know tomorrow. if i'm wrong i am big enough to admit it and will apologize, we will see tomorrow