2002 Durango

Asked by Feb 25, 2017 at 07:28 PM

Question type: General

If there is no engine in the engine
compartment in my 2002 Durango how
can I find out if witch engine I need 16
tooth 4.7 or 32 tooth 4.7?

12 Answers


Your engine has a 16 tooth crank sensor tone wheel. These engines used the JTEC engine controller. The newer engines with the NGC controller (came out in the 4.7 Ram in 2003 or 2004) used the 32 tooth crank sensor tone wheel.


Also what I am finding out is the sure way to find out is to call the dealer with your VIN number. There does seem to be some confusion out there, but everyone agrees to call the dealer.


Engines that came with the "NGC" PCM (4 connectors, no separate TCM) have a 32-tooth tone wheel, and engines with the earlier (3 connector) PCM have a 16-tooth.

I did call the dealer with the VIN# and they told me that there's only one option and that is the 16 tooth option but some of the shops I bean talking they said it might be one or the other


From what I researched 2003 is when they started the 32 tooth ring tone reluctor, but may have started in late 2002. What is going to tell you for your vehicle for sure is the PCM, if it has a 3 connector (for 16 tooth) or the 4 connector (32 tooth reluctor). / JTEC engine controller (16 tooth) or the NGC controller (32 tooth) But more than likely it will take the 16 tooth tone ring set-up.

Vin# 1b4hr38n42f163@@@

Check this picture according to some research I have been doing my Dodge Durango has a 4 connector let me know if I am looking at the right part?


Good morning Lanos, The picture is worth a thousand words. I hate the dealerships, lol. Too lazy to run your vin number!. Yes that says it all! You need an engine with a 32 tooth tone ring, most definitely. Easy as that!

Good morning rowedast thanks a lot for the help do you know of any one or any place with one of this good working engines or if any one out there knows or has one please let me know thx!


The quickest way would be to check with the junk yards, but make sure you tell them about the 32 ring tone reluctor.

Got it thx again


Your welcome. A click or two would be niece.

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:


General Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.