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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it is located on top of the engine right below the air inlet tube at the base of the intake it is a black sensor on top of a silver housing where the distributor would normally be
Posted on May 03, 2009
Had similar problems occur on various Chrysler products manufactured since 1986. What I did was remove the computer from the car and then take a Dremel tool with wire brush attachment and lightly buff all the pins of the computer--tops, sides and backs. After this I then take a jewelers round file and insert the tip into each connector pin hole and very lightly file it to remove any corrision. When I reassembling the connector plug to the computer I placed a good size dab of silicon grease on the plug in the center (acts as a seal when seated). This has eliminated the problem on four different vehicles.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
depends on the Engine in the car.
1.9L SOHC (SEFI on Valve Cover)engine, no, they are non-interferance engines, put a new timing belt on it and go.
1.8 DOHC engine, yes, it will destroy the valves, head, pistons, and if really bad, the block too. These engines are interferance engines, where the valves just barely miss the piston as it comes up, and when the belt breaks it will hit the valves and destroy the engine.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
SOURCE: camshaft position sensor
This V-6 has a very hard to find/hard to reach CKP - it is directly under the Distributor, about 4 inches below, inwards toward the Transaxle "bell". Almost dead-center in the back of the engine.
Your going to have to take the Air Filter and the air manifold that runs to the engine off. After that, take off the horn assembly to gain very, very limited access to wedge an extended ratchet into the bowels of the engine.
I think the same socket that undid the horn assembly fit the CKP nut. It takes 10 minutes to undo the bolt a couple ratchet clicks at a time, at least 15 to get the thing to wiggle out, probably 15 minutes to unconnect, reconnect, and snap back to the fram the wire harness, and at least another 10 minutes to ratchet the bolt back in click by click.
Now you know why they say shops charge $500 in to do this - I think they must take the entire engine out... Very painstaking job that requires patience and precision... but quite satisfying to finish it yourself.
Good luck and hope this helps,
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
It is located under the water pump. Make sure when you remove the sensor that you rotate the crank shaft and look in the hole to make sure the pick up magnet is still in there. Sometimes they come loose and cause a no start or long crank. You will need to have the code cleared still.
Posted on May 06, 2009
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