Check, clean or replace the CKP !
Crankshaft Position Sensor
The Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor is a magnetic transducer mounted on engine block, next to crankshaft pulse wheel. On all engines except 6.8L, trigger wheel has a total of 35 teeth spaced 10 degrees apart with one empty space for a missing tooth. On 6.8L trigger wheel has a total of 39 teeth spaced 9 degrees apart and one 9 degree empty space for a missing tooth. By monitoring pulse wheel, the CKP sensor indicates crankshaft position and speed information to Powertrain Control Module (PCM). By monitoring missing tooth, CKP sensor is also able to identify piston travel to synchronize ignition system and provide a way of tracking angular position of crankshaft relative to a fixed reference.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 6:44 PM