Crankshaft position sensor

Tiny
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  • 1990 DODGE VAN
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  • 2WD
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What is the location of the crankshaft position sensor on a 1990 dodge ram van b250 5.2L?
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 8:55 PM

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Tiny
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The crankshaft sensor is located inside the distributor here is a guide so you can see what it is.

I would get a rebuild distributor and drop it in. Just line up the rotor and position the distributor housing in the same place mark them.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know what happens.

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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
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I have been told by every repair place and parts service place that the crankshaft position sensor needs replacement I will order the unit. There is no other sensor right?
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
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To help confirm the issue lets make sure the engine dosn't have spark.

Here is a guide to help you

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
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I tried spraying carb cleaner. It didnt start but it is making a slightly different noise now when cranking. Like it wants to start but cant. I have tried so many things. I have replaced cap and rotor and plugs and wires. It runs for about a week and then stops starting. And then I get it jumped and it runs for about another week before doing the same thing. No spark when the engine will not start.
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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 10:16 PM
Tiny
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I bought the distributor for $145.00 now the engine runs great thanks for your help. Sorry I didn't get what you were saying.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 7:51 AM
Tiny
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No crankshaft position sensor but it does have a camshaft positioning sensor located in the bottom of the distributor. If it is bad you will have no spark. Turn the ignition switch off and on 3 times, (leaving in the on position, and count how many times the check engine light flashes.
The codes are 2 digit numbers read as # short pause # then long pause on to next code. If you get a code 11 the crankshaft sensor didn't put out a signal while cranking which would cause no spark. Code 55 means end test. Look on the net for Dodge OBD 1 chart.
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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 2:34 AM

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