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Where is the camshaft and crankshaft located in my vw passat

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Where is the camshaft and crankshaft located in my vw passat 1.8 Tsi 2014?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

Below are 2 files showing the CMP and CKP sensors.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/VWCMP.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/VWCKP.pdf

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I still can't find it. It shows how but not where?
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Which one can you not find or both?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Both
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
They seem to be near
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

The CMP is in the end of the head next to the timing gears. You have the flex the belt away a little to get it out.

The CKP is behind the oil cooler.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Right side of engine? Or left? Front or behind. I'm not a mechanic
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

See if this view coupled with the others helps show the sensors better.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/CMPlocation.png

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What happens if I don't change camshaft sensor is in a very complicated area
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Found camshaft but still can't find crankshaft and I took some parts already down are you sure of this info
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Yes I pretty sure. The manufacturers images and repair guides are rarely ever incorrect.

I do not know what concern your trying to resolve by replacing these sensors so I can not tell you what the result will be if you do not replace the sensors.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
show me something more detailed.
I have the car in a million pieces
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

I only have the tech repair guide images, can you upload pictures of your engine and I will point out the sensors.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I already took it to the shop cause is not where you say
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I dismantle the whole front
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
In the picture you sent there are some parts that doesn't match my engine. It's not the same engine. My passat is 2014 Se tsi 1.8 turbo
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Glad you got it resolved.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I didn't get it resolved and you didn't sent me the right info
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

So do you still need help finding sensors?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Can I have your vin# ***** confirm I am looking at the correct diagrams?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
1vwbs7a36ec114060
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Vin number sent
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

I downloaded the VW images. Once you remove all the items needed to access both of these sensors then you will be able to see them both. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/1.8VW.pdf

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
That's not how the engine is set up. That's not the way the intake is. This has not been helpful at all
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Can you get me some pictures of your engine. I have sent diagrams from VW and both of my aftermarket repair sites and so far you say none match your engine.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
They don't match I can send pics tomorrow
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Thanks

Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • Sorry you were not pleased with my help.
  • What would you like to do regarding your question now.
  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris