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Hi, I'm having some problems with my 2.6, any help would be appreciated.

Some background info: A couple weeks ago i was driving home and got a horrible missfire and a ton of white smoke out the exhaust...figured the head gasket blew, tore it all apart to find the head was cracked. I bought a new head, gaskets, etc. and bolted it all back together. I also changed the timing belt and tensioner at this time. All of the timing marks were lined up (crank mark pointing up, and cam mark pointing to the notch on the timing cover) and set the tension as instructed.

The engine turns over just fine, but when I try to start it i get nothing. I checked the ecu codes and it's throwing code 41, crank angle sensor. I've since done some research and found that this is located inside the distributor. The marks on the distributor are all lined up properly and i have spark. I'm not quite sure what else could be wrong.

Any suggestions? The truck ran fine before the head cracked, and i find it highly unlikely that the distributor just happened to go bad at the same time.

Again, any help would be highly appreciated.

Kyle
 

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Howdy. I'm not trying to insult you here, but here are some thing to think about. Do you have compression on all cylinders? Also, if you have fuel injection, the sensor is probably responsible for sending fuel. Do you have fuel in the cylinder?

I'm not sure of the set up here, but also you may have upwards of 3 sensors. You can have a sensor on the camshaft (CMP) the crankshaft (CKP), in the distributor, and on the flywheel. There is also an air gap setting on these sensors that need to be correct. Are your distributor wires routed properly? Are you firing off of the correct side of the coil?

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Yes, I have compression, fuel, and spark. I've since gotten it to start, but it will not idle. It will however run if it's given some gas.

The lower end of the block has not been touched so this rules out any sensor on the flywheel...and i do not believe there is a cam position sensor on the 2.6...or at least i cant find it.

It is still throwing a code 41, crank angle sensor, and as i said before, this is located within the distributor housing. I have not adjusted the timing yet, but it is close...could this be causing the code?
 
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