Mechanics

PLEASE HELP

1994 Dodge Caravan

1994 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

OK so the van starts fine and runs great until the engine warms up. Then it starts chugging and dies. Sometimes it will start right back up and sometimes it wont restart until it cools back down.I have the 3.0L 4 speed and was told that the problem was probably my crankshaft position sensor. The only problem is that according to the chiltons and haynes manuals this particualr engine doesnt have one.I am at a complete loss. We have replaced the throttle body sensor, EGR valve, fuel filter, coolant temp sensor and the only thing left that really fits the symptoms is crankshaft sensor. Does anyone out there know for sure if this engine does indeed have one and where it is (we were told in the tranny bellhousing) we need to know if it is in there before we go through the hassle of disassembling everything in there just to find its not there. Please someone help me I have been without transportation for me and my kids for too long and really need this solved. Thanks
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Sephy333
August 29, 2009.



Getting good and reliable information in the industry can be tough. This is what I found. NApa lists both a crankshaft sensor and crankshaft position sensor.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_crank_2.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_crank1a_1.jpg



IF you have a distributor then it is located in it.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_crank1_1.jpg



IT "Appears" the 3.8 and 3.3 have the sensor in the bell housing.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_crank2_1.jpg



IF this is true, then is NApa's website wrong on the listing for the distributorless one? Good chance it's wrong based on past experience.