Crankshaft position sensor - keep one with you! - DodgeTalk : Dodge Car Forums, Dodge Truck Forums and Ram Forums
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-08-2019, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: DuBois PA
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
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!
ElkCon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-08-2019, 09:10 PM
Registered User
Pntyrmvr's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
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.

Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
Pntyrmvr is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to use most of our features, you must first register.
Please enter your desired User Name, your Email Address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
The registration process requires you to activate your membership by following a link in an E-Mail that will be sent to you immediately upon completing this form. You must enter a valid email address or you will not receive this activation code and you will NOT be registered. Your E-Mail address is NOT publicly available to anyone as policy.

AOL E-MAIL USERS: Please click HERE for important info pertaining to your e-mail address.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome