STEP BY STEP
When replacing the CMP sensor, make sure the ignition is in the OFF position. On this 2003 Dodge Stratus DOHC model, the CMP sensor was conveniently located near the top of the engine, on the end of the cylnder head. To access it, however, I still had to remove the PCV hose.
I then disconnected the electri- cal connector to the CMP sensor. This photo shows the red lock tab that has to be pulled out and dis- engaged to remove the connector.
The sensor was mounted to the cylinder head with two screws, which I removed.
The old sensor pulled off easily.
I applied a little silicone grease to the gasket of the new replace- ment sensor.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Once everything was reconnected, the result was a dramatic improvement in engine performance, all due to such a little component.
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