Question about 2001 Dodge Durango
I replaced the crank shaft position sensor last weekend in my driveway. A 2001 Dodge Dakota - 4.7 l engine. Initially it seemed like it was going to be an easy task - - Remove one bolt from the block and back out the sensor from the block. Just as you have discovered - it would not budge. I was able to get a hold of the sensor with a skinny nose pair of vise grips. I twisted the unit back and forth many times - I sprayed wd40 in the slot as I twisted the sensor. The sensor is made of plastic so you need to be gentle. I continued to twist the sensor and I was able to apply side pressure (with my hand going over the frame and pulling on the unit). I also used a small crow-bar type of lever to aid in applying the side pressure, After some sweating and, yellow fly attacks :) the sensor started to come out slowly - It took some persistence - but it eventually came out. The new one had trouble going in - The hole was rusty - - so I used a fine grit sandpaper wrapped around my finger - Again - persistance was the key - I applied motor oil and vasoline to the new unit - I had to tap it lightly with the flat side of a large crescent wrench (right tool for the right job :) It also eventtually seated enough to get the bolt in and viola!!!
If I had to do it again - I would look for a toold that could grasp and apply perpendicular pressure at the same time - have fun :)
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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