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I have a ticking noise coming from what I believe to be the crankshaft angle sensor. It goes in where the distributor use to go on the right side of the engine block. Is there anything special about replacing that entire assembly. 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo, 80,000 miles, 4x4, inline 6 cyl. Thank you Mike

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  • michael_w106 May 19, 2010

    The sensor is on the side of the engine block not on the bell housing. It is run off the camshaft. Parts houses call it a crankshaft angle sensor. Are they wrong? It looks like a distributor base with the sensor on top.

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No special rules or tools to replace. If you get a used part you will need to get a spacing shim that sticks to the end to correctly space it to the flexplate. Otherwise a new one should just unbolt and go right back together.

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  • justin smits May 19, 2010

    Yes, they and you are wrong michael. The one in the distributor base in the camshaft angle sensor and the one in the bellhousing IS the crankshaft position sensor. This info has come from years of experience AND verified by Alldata and Mitchell on Demand.

  • justin smits May 19, 2010

    I suppose you are correct in the sense of his discription. But that is called a camshaft sensor and if he buys a crankshaft sensor it will do him no good.

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