it is a after market sensor,the one I replaced is to it lasted about 5 years.mabe I was lucky.what is the key dance? I haven't jumped any one.the battery didn't act like it has lost power at all.my wife drove it three days to work and back lites on and heater too.could it be a voltage regulator problem and would that cause the senisor problem?
Key dance: put the key in the igntion and turn it to On-Off-On-Off-On without starting the engine. Then look at the odometer, it will read out some codes ending with 'dOnE'. Write down the codes and post them here. The codes will be a 'P' followed by a 4-digit number.
well I thought I would give a up date. tha alternator is shot.so I did the key dance (thanx joe) and the codes said low voltage on all 6 coils. the battery had 11.9 volts while the car is idoling. when I got the battery charged and let it idol for 5 minutes the cel went out and runs fine also no codes. so I guess it was the alternator. thank you guys for the help.