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1997 Ram 2500 Crank Position Sensor

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No young kids around? I am lucky enough to have a fourteen year old that works for cash. Plus he knows its a matter of time until he is driving it. I know back in the day my buddies and I would argue about who got to help the white hairs down the road. Get the OEM part then enlist some help.
 

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I've gotten the CPS from both the bottom and the top. It's about the same either way for me. Takes me about 10 minutes to swap it out. If I'm trying to get it from the top, I climb up inside the engine bay and do it. I'm 5'10" if that has anything to do with it...
 
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10 min you say lol.
 
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Yeah, it doesn't take me long to get that sensor. I prefer to get it from the top.
 
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So from the time you open the toolbox to done and starting the truck you say 10 min I would like to see that.
 
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No, I'm talking 10 minutes once I'm up in the engine bay with all my tools and parts right there with me. I'm not including prep or clean up time.

Last time I used a drill with a couple of U-Joints to do it. I used my hand to hold the socket on the bolt and a buddy to operate the drill.

Wish I could do it that fast by myself, including prep and cleanup...
 
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So in short not a 10 min job is it, more like an hour start to finish if you are good.
 
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By myself, no help, start to finish including prep and putting my tools back away, and using a plain old wrench, yeah, it's a lot closer to an hour. Those bolts are a pain to loosen and tighten, because they are very awkward to get to them. At that point, I think that underneath is easier.

Say Merc, do you have a build thread on your engine? I've always been fond of your truck, and I'm wondering what kind of goody parts you have. I know you have the M1 intake, but what about everything else? I'm thinking that yours is very good for low end, and if I ever build an engine, I'd like to model it after yours.
 
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She holds her own thats for sure.

Thanks bud

No sir no build thread for either of my maggy motor builds, I was just starting to get into DF or any forum when I built this one, so I did not know about build threads or what they were about. Full blown forum green horn back then

Have a look in my album most of the parts are listed in there shy of the rod's and bolt/stud kits used.

Edit; Feel free to drop me a pm or email me with any Q's you have.
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Ok thanks! I will do!

Have a happy new year!
 

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