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post #1 of 2 Old 08-08-2019, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Crankshaft position sensor - keep one with you!

Just wanted to throw this out there.
The CPS in late model vans loves to die on you at the worst times.
This is the second time that having a spare CPS in the glovebox saved my butt. This is my 3rd one in 10 years.
You only need a screwdriver and an allen wrench (if your CPS bolts are not rusted on you can actually get away with just using a large screwdriver too)
When the CPS dies, you are dead. The van will try to start and if you are lucky you will get a code for distributor signal incorrect or a dead CPS...
All that you need to do is remove the doghouse to get to it.
Thanks guys - happy vanning!
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When you buy a Mopar remanufactured engine PCM the instructions very clearly warn you to use a genuine Mopar CPS. No mention of any other sensor just the CPS.

Strange warning but you gotta wonder why they bothered unless they knew something was up with aftermarket pieces.

I've never had one go so am still using 26 year old parts and spares.

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