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Do I need to remove any of the belts? Do you by chance have pic of that portion of the engine that you could send ?
Oh,MAN! There is a small bolt head in the timing cover section that looks to be removable on this engine, which is the 5S-FE, and so far the manuals that I've looked at make no mention of the crankshaft position sensor or its location. My girlfriend found a little vid on youtube showing how to change it, but the Camry they worked on was a different year and I think it had a different engine, so maybe you can see my dilema.
Thank you for your time, I hope this info will shed more light on the subject, as we have already purchased a new CKS.
I just went out and looked at it and you may be right , the production date was 09/94, and there doesn't seem to be any wires going into or toward the timing cover and there doesn't appear to a fender apron seal on the passenger side of the engine compartment, one consellation is that the distributor is easier to get to.
Come to think of it, I have been wondering why the things I've heard or seen haven't seemed to apply or agree(?) with what I have.
Would I have to pay more for information on changing out the distributor, as I been around some of that kind of thing (mostly on older vehicles, you remember, the ones without a'brain'), to know that I could really screw that up.
Fig. Fig. 7: Exploded view of the distributor assembly-1992-93 all, 1994-95 US and 1996 all 5S-FE engines
Fig. Fig. 10: Setting the No. 1 cylinder to TDC by positioning the intake camshaft slit-5S-FE engine
Fig. Fig. 13: Align the cutout of the coupling with the line on the housing-5S-FE engine
Fig. Fig. 17: Lightly tighten the hold-down bolts