Location of crank shaft sensor? Pls help!

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 75000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Hi, I have an 02 plate C3 1.4 Petrol.

I cannot find the location of the crank shaft sensor, so I've came here in search of some help??

Basically, my car has been juddering while in 1st/2nd gear and is bumpy while idling.

Diagnostics told me Crank / Ram Sensor, Range / Performance

So just wondering if anyone can help me locate the crank.

Thanks,
Ryan.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Diagnostics told me Crank / Ram Sensor, Range / Performance

So just wondering if anyone can help me locate the crank.
This is the C3 petrol crank sensor out of the car, and you can find it on the front of the clutch bell housing.

I don't currently have a picture of the sensor in place, if you can take one of your own, that would help others too.
My Name: Ryan7100

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Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 75000
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No

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Hello, thanks for your prompt response.

If I take a picture with the bonnet up would you be able to point me in the right direction? I'm no mechanic, I have no idea! :lol:

Thanks again
Ryan
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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If you stand with the bonnet up, facing the engine the sensor will be on the right.

You will need to remove some of the plastic pipes and air cleaner box to get a good view, but the clutch bell housing is the big aluminium bell shaped attachment on the right of the engine.

Look on the front of that for the sensor in the link.

citroen C3 petrol crank sensor location
citroen C3 petrol crank sensor location

The crank angle sensor is number 8
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Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
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Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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If you get the opportunity to take pictures and write some words along the lines of 'what I needed to remove to change the crank sensor', that would be great!

Good Luck!
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