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How to Replace a Crank Sensor in a 2000 Durango

by Cayden Conor

The crank sensor in the 2000 Dodge Durango generates a signal and sends the signal to the powertrain control module. The PCM uses the signal to determine what the engine speed is and what position the crankshaft is in. The computer uses the information to control injector sequence and ignition timing. The sensor is a hall-effect sensor that is combined with an internal magnet. The sensor is bolted to the block near the right or driver's side cylinder head.

Loosen the clamps on the air duct with the screwdriver. Remove the air duct. Then remove the air cleaner assembly with the appropriate socket. Unplug the crank sensor wiring harness connector.

Remove the nut that holds the sensor wire clip onto the fuel rail-mounting stud. Remove the retaining bolts and the clip on the sensor wiring harness. Then remove the sensor from the block.

Install the crankshaft sensor. Tighten the bolts firmly, but do not over-tighten them and damage the sensor. Plug in the crank sensor's wiring harness connector. Reinstall the clip on the wiring harness. Install the clip on the fuel rail-mounting stud and the clip mounting nut.

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About the Author

Cayden Conor has been writing since 1996. She has been published on several websites and in the winter 1996 issue of "QECE." Conor specializes in home and garden, dogs, legal, automotive and business subjects, with years of hands-on experience in these areas. She has an Associate of Science (paralegal) from Manchester Community College and studied computer science, criminology and education at University of Tampa.

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