Crank sensor on 2000 Sonata GLS V6

Hello,
Recently, a computer revealed that my crank sensor is not working. My car exceeded warranty and this job costs about $300, but the part itself costs just $85.
Does anyone with a knowledge of Hyundai engines know how difficult this job really is? I know a mechanic in my neighborhood who would charge less, but I doubt he has much experience with Hyundai... is changing a crank sensor really complex or fairly simple?
THank you,
Dmitry
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FYI: the car has 78,000 miles. It recently started getting stuck at 3,000 RPMs (Check Engine was NOT on). I took it to the dealership and did a transmission fluid change maintenence, and a couple days later the car is running far worse and the check engine light is on.
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Its a very easy repair. The crank sensor is just behind the starter on your car. Actually quite common to see the wires insulation completely gone. You can reach the crank without taking the starter out, but I find it much easier to remove the starter.
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Thank you.
Does a broken crank sensor account for the problems I've been having (i.e. slippery gear shifting, getting stuck at 3,000 RPM, check engine light on) ?
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I've seen a bad crank sensor cause a few different problems. Very sluggish acceleration, no start condition, stalling. Usually a P1372 Segment time fault code is stored with the P0335 Crank sensor code.
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