1998 Jeep Cherokee Crankshaft Position Sensor

Tiny
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  • 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250,000 MILES
Could you please tell me steps required to replace the crankshaft position sensor in the 1998 Jeep? Does the tranny have to be dropped a little to do this?
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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 11:58 PM

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Crankshaft Position Sensor


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Crankshaft Position Sensor


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The crankshaft position sensor is mounted to the transmission bellhousing at the left/rear side of engine block.

This engines have the sensor attached with two bolts.

REMOVAL
Some model/engine combinations may require removal of air cleaner tubes for access to sensor.

Remove air cleaner tube(s) at throttle body (if necessary).
Near rear of intake manifold, disconnect pigtail harness (electrical connector) from main electrical harness.
Depending upon application, remove either sensor mounting bolts or nuts.
Remove sensor.

INSTALLATION
Install sensor flush against opening in transmission housing.
2.5L engines equipped with automatic transmission: Install and tighten two sensor mounting nuts to 19 N.m (14 ft. lbs.) torque.
Install and tighten two sensor mounting bolts to 19 N.m (14 ft. lbs.) torque. The two sensor mounting bolts are specially machined to correctly space unit to flywheel. Do not attempt to install any other bolts.
Connect sensor pigtail harness electrical connector to main wiring harness.
Install air cleaner tube to throttle body (if necessary).

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