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Wont start i have 1998 dodge 2.5 dakota that has hard time starting the code tells me it is the crankshaft sensor but the one auto zone has dont look the same does this go in the distribure

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  • brickmaster2 Dec 04, 2008

    my truck has no coil pack so your right it is the camshaft postion sensor in the distributer thanks

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The camshaft position sensor goes inside the distributor. the crankshaft position sensor is located at the rear of the engine, drivers side oem part #56027865AB for automatic trans. part #56027871 for manual transmision

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