Where Is the Crankshaft Sensor Located on a Ford Probe?

by Melissa Rogers

The Ford Probe was a two-door car produced from 1989 to 1997 in the United States. Throughout the duration of the Probe's development, all four-cylinder engine models had the crankshaft position sensor located in the same area of the engine. The role of this sensor is to detect the position of the crankshaft, sending data of the location to the vehicle's on-board computer. Having a correctly placed, working crankshaft position sensor allows the Probe to run at optimal performance.

Disconnect the hood retaining clamps, and raise the hood. Support the hood in an upright position by elevating the hood support rod, from the down-right position touching the front horizontal side of the Probe to the hook located on the outermost underside of the hood.

Examine the passenger side of the engine, focusing on the lower engine section.

Reach above the crankshaft pulley, where the Probe GT crankshaft position sensor is located. It should be mounted in the engine block. The crankshaft position sensor will appear as a thin black chord.


  • check Waiting a half-hour or longer after the engine has been turned off allows the engine parts to be adequately cool to the touch.


  • close Never detach a vehicle part without the help of a mechanic.

About the Author

Based in Southern California, Melissa Rogers has been writing professionally since 2006. Her work has been featured in "Popstar! Magazine" and used for the "MTV Canada Special: Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed." Her work reporting on the entertainment industry is often sourced by websites such as OceanUp and FuseTV. Rogers has an associate degree in communications from Saddleback College.

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