2000 Dodge Caravan Crank Sensor

Tiny
GUPTAR
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  • 2000 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
Hello,

My car had stopped in the middle of the road while I was stopped at a Red light. I had no issues with the car before this happend. I towed my car to a local mechanic where I was told that Crank sensor had gone bad.

Could you please tell me how much should it cost to repair Crank Sensor on 00 Dodge Caravan v6. My mechanic is telling my that It will cost $350 since it took him 3.5 hrs to take the sensor out. As per him the sensor was stuck so bad that he had to lower the engine and Pull back Transmission few inches before he could take the Sensor out.

Is this a fair price?

Thanks for your help

updated 5/21/09
First of all thank you for your quick reply. I really appreciate your advice and the data you had provided. How ever I have another question to ask if you don't mind.

If the crank sensor is stuck and could not come out with normal method then do you need to remove the engine mounts to drop the engine and then back out the transmission few inches to remove the sensor? If you do then how much should it cost?

Thanks again for all you help
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 3:40 PM

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Tiny
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Get a second opinion. You may need to remove the air intake and a couple of other wires. And the crankshaft sensor is on the top of the transmission. Most places charge to the nearest hour, so 1 hour labor. and about $50 part.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_00caravanckps_1.jpg



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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 11:54 PM
Tiny
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In the future, hit "Reply" instead of "Edit".


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I won't see your subsequent questions if they are being edited to your original post.

I have never had one that was stuck into the transmission. While it is possible, I honestly don't see how the sensor would be stuck in the bellhousing. If you have never seen the sensor, it looks like this.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_sn40131_1.jpg



I am not sure how long that will take. The book doesn't show how much time necessary for such procedure. He probably charged you the actual time that he spent removing the sensor. I still believe that 2 hours would be ample time to perform such feat.
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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 10:13 PM

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