RockAuto Crankshaft sensor availability! Maybe???

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  1. ssenter

    ssenter New Member

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    Just checked (again) on the availability of crank sensors for '89-95 SHOs at my favorite parts store. Guess what? A Walker part #2351426 is NOW LISTED (but out of stock). I requested 10 of the buggers. At least they are now listed...maybe there is hope... I've checked under ignition parts before, but there was no listing.

    Now if EVERYONE that owns an -89-95 SHO (I have seven including, two parts cars) puts in a request for this part it might finally entice manufacture of this long gone part...(I'm actually in desperate need of just one crank sensor at this time.)

    Scott
     
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    that's a good sign for it show up
     
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    I had an 89 and i replaced it with an oem one from the ford dealer. Costly but never had the issue again. Probably 30k miles on it after that till i parked it for good. I learned from 80s-90s gm’s to only buy oem sensors, spend more but lots of companys get the part info to make them and they are just crap for non oem
     
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    OEM Crank Sensors are long obsolete. They have not been available for years. The aftermarket sensors which I've never had a problem with dried up early last year. Right now there is zero availability for SHO crank sensors.
     
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    yaycandy SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Oh ok. It was 6 years or so anyway. If they are flawed then the oem ones will still be flawed years later if new ones are found
     
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    ebay is the best bet. It took months of watching, but I snagged a NOS Motorcraft from a seller out of Puerto Rico of all places. Cost me a fortune, but still less than a day of my time scrounging at a junkyard. A Wells sensor lasted 100K miles before it started acting up when hot, possibly due to to a weeping water pump. The pump was replaced, and the original OEM sensor, with 150K, was put back on, because I hadn't found a new sensor yet.
     
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    I was just on WalkerProducts website they list that part in their catalog so maybe we will see it soon.
     
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    So excuse me if this is a dumb question, but when I looked on Rock Auto for 92 through '94 3.0L DOHC it has the 2351426 p/n, but when I look up '95 3.0L DOHC it has 2351130 p/n, which is same as SLO 3.0L sensor. Is the '95 3.0L crank sensor really different from other Gen 2? I've never changed the sensor on my '95 and I wasn't paying attention to the sensor when I changed the timing belt a while back...
    OR - is this another example, like the A/C compressor and hoses, where the catalogs are just plain wrong for '95 SHO MTX?
     
  9. SHOMON

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    All years are the same sensor. ATX or MTX. Rockauto has the part# listed wrong.
    The correct part # is 2351426.
     
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    I think Walker may be interested in producing some more so they listed it and now they're waiting to see how much interest they get from people looking to buy one. I put myself down on rockauto to notify me when it's available. If everyone here that has a gen 1 or 2 put in for notification when part is available, it may raise some eyebrows to those producing it. Sure is worth a try.
     
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    So I just happened to be on Rockauto and checked to see the status of the crank sensor.......
    Wouldn't you know.. It is no longer listed at all..
     
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    It's similar, but I think someone tried and failed to make this ranger version work. It's in a post somewhere about a year ago.
     
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    The Thunderbird S/C 89-93 is the same sensor but with shorter wiring. Those went out of stock everywhere a few months before the SHO sensor did though, also leaving S/C owners up the creek.

    RockAuto did get one of the correct sensor back in stock a few months ago; I reported it here and someone bought it within the hour. I have a used 80k OEM sensor for those in an emergency.
     
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    The supercoupe sensor is shorter in length and has a different pigtail. Splicing on a sho pigtail would correct both issues.
     

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