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post #1 of 8 Old 04-18-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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cam sensor?

hey i have a 98 dakota 3.9L V6 and i need to change the cam sensor. i know that this is my problem but i dont know where the cam sensor is on my truck. im not very mechanically inclined when it comes to this stuff, but i am a do-it-yourself kind of guy... so any help with this woudl be great

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I think on our trucks it's part of or under the distributor??

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1. take the distributer cap off (2 screws)

2. take out the cam sensor (flat black plate)

3. disconnect plug to fully remove.

reverse process to reinstall. the cam sensor will only fit in the distributer one way so its not that hard
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thanks alot.. i replaced it the other day and the dakota is back up and running!

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I'm wonderin if I should do this while I've got everything apart. My distributor isn't even visible when the SC is all on. I changed the cap and rotor a few years ago, but have never touched the cam sensor.

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you dont need to. take it out and look at it. it is a magnent so it may have some metal shavings on it. if it does check for other issues around the dist. otherwise just clean it off with a cloth and re install. i had a bad dist where the connecting pin was walking out and cutting my cam sensor. unless you are throwing a code for it i wouldn't worry about replacing it
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just saw you changed the cap/rotor a few years ago??? need to do it a lil more often then that
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Well considering I only drive the truck on nice days and only in the summer it really isn't that long ago.

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