Hope you're saying the problem is fixed, but the alternator didn't damage the camshaft position sensor in the distributor or the crankshaft position sensor. Those are powered by the Engine Computer with a very carefully regulated 5.0 volts. If the alternator quits, the engine will still run on the battery for about an hour. If the voltage regulator inside the Engine Computer shorts, which is extremely uncommon, system voltage will go too high, but the computer will still regulate that 5.0 volts. I have never heard of an alternator taking out a sensor. I taught Automotive Electronics for nine years, and we spent a lot of time on charging systems. There is nothing I can think of on a Chrysler product that could do that.
I suspect you had two unrelated problems. Failure of the crankshaft position sensor is somewhat common, and the brushes can wear down in the alternator. Those can be replaced very inexpensively, but most people just replace the entire alternator.
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 AT 1:37 PM