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Brand new to this site. Bare with me if this is something that has been gone over before. Here is the back story before my question.
I have a 2002 Dodge Dakota that I bought brand new in September of 2001. Last year I blew a head gasket so I had heads rebuilt and changed the timing chains and all of the sprockets including the reluctor wheel on passenger side. Before I bought timing chain set I checked my VIN and found the 8th digit/number is "N" which apparently is for NGC (Gen II). So according to the parts warehouse that's the set I needed. After installing all of the components and reassembling everything I went to fire it up and it would not start. I tore it all down and re checked everything again (timing marks all correct) and reassembled again. Still would not start. OBDII code showed camshaft sensor error. I replaced that. Compression was good. Had spark and fuel. Frustrated, I gave up for a while. After doing some research now, I believe I have a JTEC motor with an N in the VIN. The ECM has (3) 32 pin connectors. Has anyone else come across this? I already threw away the old reluctor wheel. (passenger side cam sprocket) so I can't compare them. I haven't tore back into it yet but I'm sure that is the issue. Could I have damaged anything by trying to crank it over with wrong cam timing sensor on it?

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No. The only thing you are doing is wasting gas. :p
I do not remember ever hearing that the VIN tells you if you have NGC or JTEC, only the PCM plugs being the deciding factor along with the separate TCM next to the passenger headlight on JTEC models.
Either way, you have to get the correct reluctor wheels for the cam and crank for your JTEC truck.
 

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This is on the parts warehouse website:

Vehicle Fit
•2002-2007 Dodge Dakota Timing Chain Set with Sprockets V8 4.7L (8th Vin Digit N)
•2003-2008 Dodge Durango Timing Chain Set with Sprockets V8 4.7L (8th Vin Digit N)
•2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Timing Chain Set with Sprockets V8 4.7L (8th Vin Digit N)
•2003-2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Timing Chain Set with Sprockets V8 4.7L (8th Vin Digit N)
•2005-2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Chain Set with Sprockets V8 4.7L (8th Vin Digit N)
•2006 Mitsubishi Raider Timing Chain Set with Sprockets V8 4.7L (8th Vin Digit N)

This high quality, timing chain set, contains the following pieces and has the following specifications:
•(1) - Primary Timing Chain - 70 Link
•(2) - Secondary Timing Chains - 106 Link
•(1) - Primary Chain Tensioner
•(1) - Secondary Chain Tensioner - RH Side
•(1) - Secondary Chain Tensioner - LH Side
•(2) - Guide Rails - Fixed
•(2) - Guide Rails - Tensioner
•(1) - Camshaft Sprocket - LH - 30 Teeth (Has No Ring)
•(1) - Crankshaft Sprocket - RH - 30 Teeth (with NGC Ring) •the "NGC" sprocket has 8 window sets having 1,2 or 3 widows per set. Clockwise from key way NGC ring has the following arrangement of the window sets. 1,3,1,2,2,3,2,1

•(1) - Crankshaft Sprocket - 25 Teeth
•(1) - Idler Sprocket - Primary - 50 Teeth
•(1) - Idler Sprocket - Secondary - 30/30 Teeth
•Fits the following Dodge & Jeep engines as listed: •V8 4.7L (8th Vin Digit N) (NGC Engine - Has 32 Tooth crankshaft tone wheel)

That is why I am confused on this.
 

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The 8th number in the vin is for engine. Not ngc or jtec .

Set you have is 2002-
Set you need is 99- 2001
Guys I need help myself. 07 ram 4.7 flex fuel vin p. 4 plug harness. I cant find a timing kit with the correct cam sprockets and chains. All I'm seeing is 106 tooth chains. Mine only has 91, or 90 o cant remember. Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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When I had the wrong numbers, I got the Vin number from a local dealer and checked my number on Vingurus . It is important for me to make a free report on the history of the car without paying for it initially.
 
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