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The CKP sensor is a magnetic transducer mounted on the engine block or timing cover and is adjacent to a pulse wheel located on the crankshaft. By monitoring the crankshaft mounted pulse wheel, the CKP is the primary sensor for ignition information to the PCM. The trigger wheel has a total of 35 teeth spaced 10 degrees apart with one empty space for a missing tooth. By monitoring the trigger wheel, the CKP indicates crankshaft position and speed information to the PCM. By monitoring the missing tooth, the PCM uses the CKP signal to synchronize the ignition system and track the rotation of the crankshaft.

Removal & Installation

3.0L (VIN S) Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. With vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  3. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  4. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  5. Remove the nut and position the power steering pressure line, muffler and bracket assembly out of the way.
  6. Remove the right front fender splash shield.
  7. Remove the screws and the generator splash shield.
  8. Remove the left-hand upper stud bolt and the lower generator bolt. Loosen the right upper stud bolt.
  9. Pivot the generator away from the engine block.
  10. Remove the engine-to-transaxle support bracket.
  11. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  12. Remove the bolt and the CKP sensor.
  13. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Engine-to-transaxle support bracket-3.0L (VIN S) Engine enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif

    Fig. CKP sensor-3.0L (VIN S) Engine

3.0L (VIN U, 2) Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  5. Remove the bolts and the CKP sensor. crank sensor location - 0996b43f80202e14.jpgspan>To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Crankshaft Position Sensor Connector

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
      WARNING Use only a high-impedance multimeter, otherwise damage to the PCM and/or sensors can result.
    2. Visually check the timing cover, CKP sensor and external trigger wheel (outside the timing cover) for obvious physical damage.
    3. With the key OFF , disconnect the CKP sensor harness and measure the resistance of the CKP sensor. Standard value is 250-1000 ohms.
    4. If the resistance is outside the limits given, replace the CKP sensor.

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