The most logical reason for the key or tip as you call it breaking off is probably a result of improper torque on the crankshaft pulley or the crankshaft pulley is out of balance.To prevent this I would highly suggest buying a new crankshaft pulley that will be balanced.To explain what happens over time the strain of adjusting the belts from the alternator and Power Steering and air condition pull the crankshaft pulley with varied tension and can cause the crank pulley to warp to a degree causing it to be unbalanced.While this may seem a bit strange the metal will be affected by this due to age,temperature,torque from the belts tensions pulley left and right.Best bet buy a new crankshaft pulley (note just look at the pulley while idling and see if is wobbling) this will tell you the pulley is warped or out of balance.Plain and simple!
where is the crankshaft sensor on a 1994 dodge pickup with a 5.9l engine?
From a crankshaft speed/position sensor.
Passenger side of engine block.
The 1997 Nissan pickup truck crankshaft position eight sensor can be found on the back of the engine. The positioning sensor will be halfway down the engine block.
No it does not have a crankshaft sensor, the engine control module uses the distributor for crankshaft position.
where is the cranksensor on 1994 chevy pickup with a 6.5 engine
AN engine that will not run correctly if at all.
passender side bell housing
Need to know the year and engine size so we can answer correct. 1995 6.5
Crankshaft Position Sensor1995 Nissan/Datsun Truck Pickup 2WD 2.4L SFI 4cylThe Crankshaft Position Sensor is located:Under hood, driver side, upper engine area, mounted in rear driver side of engine block
It is bolted into the passenger side of the timing cover that's on the front of the engine. Behind the front bottom pulley/ harmonic balancer on the front of the engine.