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Old 06-19-2014, 12:10 PM
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Crankshaft Position Sensor... among other frustrations

I try not to bug you good folks, but I'm in a bind. She's been down since Monday now. Started with a 'simple' lift, right? Just a 3" suspension. Granted, I'd never done one before, but the kit said 7-8 hours. But I'm mechanically inclined and NORMALLY pretty damned good with vehicle stuff.

Normally. This week is not my week.

The lift took 2 FULL days and I'm talking sunup to sun down Monday and sunup till 8 Tuesday. New England winters aided in the snapping of many bolts and other fun. Anyway...

Go to take it for a test run/victory lap and I note at start up she's running like she's down 2 cylinders or so. Read out says Crankshaft PS (P0016), Ignition Coil(P2308), Random Misfire(P0300) which is part of the coil issue, and Camshaft Position Sensor. So I buy the parts, figuring to replace the Crankshaft Position Sensor first, as I know it can cause the rest of the system problems downline.

My issue? I can't find the damned thing. I've search on here and in JF and on Google. Been on top of and under her multiple times. She's a '06 Rubi, so I see and feel the breather tube which is at the 12 o'clock position and everything I've read says the CPS is around the 1 or 2 o'clock. Another thing is the pics I've seen show two tabs to hold it against the bell housing and a wiring harness, mine has a single tab and no harness. I did find on another smaller forum that they talked about a 4 cylinder had it up from on the right hand side somewhere?

Like I say, I'm lost. And have learned my lesson. I'm buying a manual once she's running right.

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If you have the 42RLE transmission, the CPS is on the passenger side. Fairly easy to reach from underneath the vehicle.

See page 21-52 here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/23066699/4...C-TRANSMISSION

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if it's a 2006 wouldn't it be #2 on this diagram
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Sorry, guess I should have included that, I thought all Rubi's were manuals. I have the 6 speed tranny, the NSG370.
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if it's a 2006 wouldn't it be #2 on this diagram
Isn't that the Camshaft Position Sensor?
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I have the 6 speed tranny, the NSG370.
Same approximate position as the 42RLE.
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Same approximate position as the 42RLE.
Is that the crankshaft or camshaft? I'm thinking #2 in that diagram is the camshaft position sensor, no?
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I'm thinking #2 in that diagram is the camshaft position sensor, no?
The crankshaft position sensor is in the transmission bell housing.
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So heres something. The OPDA was loose. I mean REAL loose. I bought the Jeep a year ago and the PO had put an aftermarket one in. This is what had cause all my problems. I still have yet to find the crankshaft position sensor, but at this point, I don't even care.

I took the OPDA out to check for wear or gouges, but it looked fine. Twisted it till she ran fine. I'll get her to a shop to have it fine tuned unless someone else has a trick. Thnaks for all the responses!
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I have an 06 rubi manual. Crank sensor is on passenger side, underneath on the bell housing in line with the flywheel. One bolt and one electrical plug. Very close to the exhaust if I remember correctly. 10 min job. If you have the parts I'd just do it. Good find with the opda too!

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