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How do u know if a crank sensor is bad on a 1994 dodge intrepid?

Car has no spark unless it is put in a warm garage or the air temp is above 40 degrees.

I took the crank sensor out and cleaned it off and put it back in and the car still didnt start.

The sensor is still magnetic

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    What did u have to do to the connector to get it to work

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Check to see if you have any rpms on your tachometer in the car during engine crank. If you do sensor is probably fine but if your needle doesn't move at all sensor is bad. Your problem might be the same as mine at the coil pack/module connector. Four wire connector that was not getting a good connection. I got very lucky to have found this.

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If you dont have fire at the plugs the crank sensor is bad...id replace it if you already have it where you can get it off

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