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Old 02-14-2011, 01:44 PM
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Pontiac CPS help

I`m currently working on a 96 pontiac grand am with a 3.1 V6. The CPS went out and to replace it, you have to have a special tool that costs $250 to get the setting on it correct. Does anyone know another way to do this?
There`s no point in buying a tool for that price when you`ll only use it once.
Also need to know about how the firing order runs. All GM`s that I`ve worked on, standing in front of the engine the 1st cylinder on the right hand side was 1 3 5 and the left was 2 4 6. But according to info I`ve read elsewhere says it`s the opposite, the left side is 1 3 5 and the left is 2 4 6.
If anyone can lead me in the right direction here I`d most appreciate it.

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Old 02-14-2011, 06:13 PM
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Are you talking about the Cam sensor? it needs no special tool to change/adjust.just slide it down in the hole where it goes.
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If you are talking about the Crankshaft sensor, I never use any gauge. Just eyeball it, never had any issues. I usually dont slide the balancer all the way on untill I get it set where I want it.Remember the blades are curved so they will have a little optical confusion about them when trying to sight them.You could use some thin cardboard if you want, just test fit on both sides of the blade while it is off the car to be sure it will slide easily through the gap of the sensor. that way you can turn the crank just a little to retrieve the cardboard before you button it up.
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Firng order and coil pack designation hould be on the underhood emmission sticker.
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Almost without exception the number one cylinder on an engine is the one closest to the front of the engine. I believe GM then numbers all their engines by the connecting rods going back from there, Ford numbers the most forward bank of cylinders, and then the other side.
If you look closely at your engine you will see the cylinder banks are offset by the width (not the diameter) of the connecting rod big end.
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Yeah it`s the crankshaft position sensor. I had figured I could likely use something to take the place of the tool there claiming I have to had to get it right. I thought it likely wasn`t too different than setting the distance of the coil pack on a briggs and stratton engine. Thanks for the help guys.
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Yeah it`s the crankshaft position sensor. I had figured I could likely use something to take the place of the tool there claiming I have to had to get it right. I thought it likely wasn`t too different than setting the distance of the coil pack on a briggs and stratton engine. Thanks for the help guys.
Yeah ... just improvise. Spend the 250 bucks on a nice socket set , something you will actually use. LOL
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