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i have a 1993 dodge dakota and my crank position ...

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i have a 1993 dodge dakota and my crank position sensor is burn out i change the like 3 times an it keeps on burning why is that
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Steve replied 9 years ago.


Cna you describe exactly what you mean by "burned out"? Is it physically melting?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
no is not meltin the truk just die went i am driving itry to turn the truk back on and the truk dont turn on until i change the sensor the truk turn back on
Expert:  Steve replied 9 years ago.

Well, there is nothing in the truck that can electrically damage the crank position sensor; it receives power on teh same 5 volt computer circuit that powers up the other sensors (TPS, MAP, etc...). If it was high voltage in the electrical circuit then you would be experiencing failures of other sensors as well.

I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that you are installing sensors from a discount parts store like Autozone, Advance, or pep Boys. These types of stores buy their parts from the absolute cheapest overseas suppliers they can find; usually they are of pretty poor quality and fail easily. I would suggest that you might want to buy a sensor from your local Dodge dealer parts department; I have never had a genuine Mopar crank sensor fail after it was replaced, and in our shop we have installed many crank position sensors.

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