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Douglas
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3/14/2003
22:03:07

Subject: Adjusting the crankshaft position sensor
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About three weeks ago, my crankshaft position sensor went bad on my dakota and i had to take it in the shop. since then the truck hasnt been running right. the MIL light comes on, it runs a little rough and stumbles a bit and doesnt quite have the same power to it.
After reading some of the archives here, i see that the crankshaft position sensor is somewhat adjustable (forward and aft) and can "mimic" advancing the distributer. If the sensor was not installed properly, could this be the reason that the truck is not running smoothly? Its a 5.9L, and i need a bit of a crashcourse in what this sensor controls and where it is located. I have taken the truck back to the shop for repair, however, since i have replaced the plugs, wires and coil, they wont run the diagnostics on the truck. I dont have an OBD reader to see what the actual fault code is, so I am taking a shot in the dark thinking it is the crankshaft sensor being out of whack.
if you guys could clue me in so that i can understand this sensor and what controls a little better and also let me know if i should try to adjust it, it would be greatly appreciated.

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3/14/2003
23:31:13

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My truck is running the same way and i have been told that this could be the problem. It should be located on the top passenger side of the bell housing. It will have two 1/2" screws holding it in. Hope this helps, also what truck do you have.



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3/15/2003
06:34:21

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its an '02 dakota r/t.

is it accessible from underneath the truck?
also, which way should i move it first? that is assuming its somewhere in the middle.

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3/15/2003
06:55:26

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Well I know that it is accesible from the bottom and from the top on a Genll but if I remember right it is also in the same position on yours. Now as for adjusting I have heard nothing about that and would not want to tell you wrong so I'll let a little more qualified man deal with that.

Steve



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3/15/2003
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3/15/2003
17:39:38

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The sensor is NOT adjustable in stock form. If it is giving you a problem it could be bent and just too far away for a consistent read, however my exp. has been it is either a run or no run situation usually.
Pull your codes up, you don't need a box.

jeff



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3/31/2003
12:29:14

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Help.... I just installed a new clutch in my truck and now it wont run i thing the crankshaft position sensor was damaged in the install... How hard is it to replace and is it necessary to pull the bellhousing back out...
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4/02/2013
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dodge dakota codes can be read by cycling the key switch on almost off twice and then on then read the flash codes autozone has a code book check engine light will flash the code




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