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GregBouz

Elise s2 1zz-fe won't start

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Hi all,

my name is Greg, I am new to the forum and recently bought an s2 2008, 1zz with a turbo conversion and I must say I am becoming a little disappointed with various issues of the car. Most importantly it does not start but cranls, or will do but randomly. I read the car with an obd reader and  this identifies a 335 error, titled crankshaft position sensor. So i went ahead and bought a replacement. When I tried to replace it i realised there is a connector for this sensor behind the intake manifold which leaves you little room to do the job. Does anyone know whether I can do the job without removing the manifold? Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated. By the way if the car starts it runs fine which I find a little strange. I am afraid that I will end up changing the sensor, only to realise that this is not the problem! Thanks a lot in advance, Greg

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Welcome to TLF Greg. :welcome:

Sorry to hear about the issue. Did you buy it privately or used through a dealer? Someone will be along that knows the Elise better than I do and hopefully can help.

You should duck over to the Introductions area and say hi in there as well.

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@ramjet thanks for your message. I bought privately so nobody to fall back to, need to sort it out myself and be more careful next time! 

Thanks for the tip, did that :) 

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