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The camshaft position sensor on these engines is the pickup plate under the distributor cap. The 5.2 and 5.9 pickup plates are going to be the same. I don't know the exact years that will be the same, but I would estimate they will be the same from about 1998 to 2003 when the 5.9 disappeared. The best place, the only place I would recommend getting one, is your dealer. I've seen way too many problems with aftermarket cam and crank sensors to ever recommend them to anyone or buy one myself. I have seen multiple brand new sensors out of the box that were bad, I just replaced a brand new aftermarket crank sensor yesterday for ignition break up and dying problems. Your dealer may have it in stock, if not they should be able to get it next day. It won't be that much more expensive than an aftermarket one, and you'll only have to replace it once!
It might be listed as pickup coil. I can't remember the exact description of it in the parts catalog. It's there for sure though! I've found it on www.moparonlineparts.com for $45.98 for the Mopar sensor. It's listed as pickup coil there. Go to the site and put in the vehicle information, go to electrical, ignition, and you will see distributor is listed twice. Click on the bottom distributor link, you'll find pickup coil is the second one down.
Your welcome! It probably was driving you nuts. It can be called the cam sensor, pickup plate, pickup coil, etc. The service manual terminology sometimes doesn't agree with the scan tool, and them parts guys never know what we're talking about. Good luck with your Durango!
This thing loks like I have to take the the distributer out to replace it.
You should be fine, it's not major. Good luck!