Nissan Frontier crankshaft position sensor replacement?
Asked Oct 31, 2009, 11:52 AM
First time here, hope someone can help me, and I look forward to assisting others in the future.
I have a 2000 Nissan Frontier with a 3.3L V-6, automatic transmission. Recently, it has a problem. The truck starts fine, idles and runs OK for the first 10 minutes, but after that it wants to stall and bucks badly. I replaced the distributor cap and rotor and the spark plug wires, but it did not help.
I was able to borrow a code scanner and found that it has a P1336 fault code, relating to the crankshaft sensor. What I've been able to find about replacing this, makes its seem too difficult for the average backyard mechanic, but I'd like to try. I was told it's at the rear of the engine where the trans bell housing meets it, but I cannot see it and trying to feel for it, I don't know if I'm in the right area.
Can anyone here direct me to a procedure for this repair? I'm hoping I don't have to remove any other components to get to the sensor.
... one last thought, does this seems possible that the truck would run well cold but have this issue after warmup, and be caused by the sensor? Would seem it should have it anytime if the sensor were the problem.