camshaft sensor

Asked by Dec 29, 2008 at 10:34 AM about the 2004 Dodge Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have replaced 3 camshaft sensors and the timing belt. After replacement all's fine for about 6-8 days and then you get an engine check light, code it's always camshaft sensor.

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the light is for camshaft sensor because the cam shaft and crankshaft are out of sync, if you've changed the timing belt and cam sensor, make sure it's in time, did you change the tensioner or guides for the timing belt as well, check also that the connnector for the sensor is not damaged, sometimes the terminals will pull out of the connector a little bit causing intermittent problems. good luck.

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check chassis ground first before replacing your sensor Chrysler grounds have been known problems use a slightly heavier ground cable when replacing (this will help prevent further problems)

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Did this help you? Help! I am having the same problem with my 2004 Dodge Neon. The timing went in 2007-fixed. This year the heads needed replacing-fixed. Cam sensor code keeps appearing, replaced twice. Car runs smooth , sounds great, but twenty minutes down the road its starts hestitating -like its got a bad fuel problem. Any ideas as to what it is? A qualified mechanic has it and I also have had the timing looked at by 3 diffrent people and all is in sync.

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Was the sensor replaced with an OE (Chrysler) sensor or an aftermarket one? My car ran for 2 years after installing an aftermarket sensor. The aftermarket sensors don't fall within the computer's parameters for proper operation, but will still allow the engine to run. It will set a code, though...

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Just replace camsensor on 95 neonsingle overhead cam,I used aaftermarket duralast brand.Now I have to crank the motor over about 7 times before it will start,is this because its not the oem one solderd new pigtail on also

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2003 neon runs for Lil bit than stalls out no check engine light nothing any suggestions

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