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2006 Dodge Camshaft sensor code

Anyone with a scanner diagnosing 2006 dodge ram 4.7L listen up. I spent hours yesterday day chasing a false code from a camshaft sensor. It ended up being the EGR Valve was shorted out. Causing the darn thing to act like the rev limitor was acting up while giving the gas in the shop. The only code that came up was the camshaft sensor. Had my 5 volts and ground as well. Need to say I ate a camchaft sensor.

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How do I replace the Camshaft position sensor on my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 6 cyl diesel? Where is it and how do I get to it?


The Camshaft sensor is easily replaced. Just remove your distributor cap and rotor button, and there it is. Be careful however in removing this "Halls Effect" type magnetic switch for the wires leading out of the distributor fit into a groove in the side of the distributor. Quite often, I've found people in a hurry that will "chafe" the wires when installing the new camshaft sensor, so make sure you slide the wires from the sensor into the "U" shaped groove. About six inches from the distributor, you'll find the end that plugs into the Wiring Harness. Remove the old one and install the new one. If you're a perfectionist (like I tend to be)(smile), I always apply Di-Electric grease (found at most Auto Parts stores, for this is a Sensor and unwanted moisture or leaking electrical connections such as bad plug wires can lead to a false signal from the camshaft sensor to the computer, yielding in a No Start, a False Code, or Poor Gas Mileage. Just a suggestion.

Let me know if this works for you in understanding what I'm trying to explain here.

Good Luck,

"00 Buck"

"Still living on the Right Side of Dirt..."

May 27, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

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Diagnostic code P 340 and P 341 Camshaft Position Sensor Malfunction for a Dodge Ram Diesel 2500. What does it mean?


The Camshaft Position Sensor tells the PCM (computer) the position of the Camshaft Position. This Sensor sychronized along with several other Sensors including the Crankshaft Position Sensor the firing of the electronics to the spark plugs of each cylinder.
It is not difficult to replace and relatively inexpensive.
1. Disconnect the Negative side of the Battery,
2. Locate the Sensor and unplug.
3. Remove the Position Sensor retaining bolt.
4. Pull out the Sensor.
Replacement is reverse of above order.
Hint: use fresh engine oil on the end/sides of the Sensor especially around the rubber o-ring(s) to ease pushing the Sensor into proper position.

Nov 18, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

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2002 ram 1500 4.7 liter no start


Replace your camshaft sensor and check for a vacuum leak in your intake manifold, mostly towards the back. If you have a leak it will give false readings on your code reader. My truck was doing the same thing and we found the endcap on the maifold had blown off after a back-fire. We reglued the endcap and replaced crank and camshaft sensor and the truck runs better than it ever has!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!

Oct 29, 2008 | 2002 Dodge Ram Maxi

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