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97 dodge dakota crank sensor bad????

The truck acted like it ran out of gas,I put some in it( just in case the guage was wrong). I could get it to run by dumping it directly into the intake.I had a crank sensor go out on me once before and it sure is acting like that again.The engine didn't code so I can't tell for sure if that is the problem.I put a ohm meter across the red and black and it shows open. How can I confirm that the sensor is bad?I don't want to just throw parts at this.

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  • charginopie Oct 09, 2008

    The fuel rail should have presure when the key is on, I checked it and I had nothing.I wasn't sure if the crank sensor controled the fuel system.That's why I started to focus on the sensor.Shouldn't the fuel pump have been acting up prior to full failure?

  • charginopie Oct 09, 2008

    I thought I checked all the relays,I will double check.


  • charginopie Oct 17, 2008

    Turns out greasynail1 was right. I had no fuel presure and checked voltage to the fuel pump.Fuel pump was bad.Replaced and back on the road! Thanks


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Sounds like a fuel issue,not a crank sensor.Check the fuel pressure ...Good Luck...

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  • travis campbell Oct 09, 2008

    Not necessarily.Verify the ASD Auto Shutdown Relay is operating.....


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