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Cam positioning switch

HI, i have a 2005 dodge stratus that just died at a stop sign one day as if it were out of gas. It started up again after about 10 tries, took me about 4 blocks then died again for good at the next stop sign. I was told that it could be a cam positioning sensor. Does that sound right? Is it an expensive fix? Is it simple or should I take it to a mechanic?
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  • John Ball May 11, 2010

    It could be a number of things like a bad fuel pump,coil,distributor,sensors,etc.When you turn the key on without starting it,listen for the fuel pump,if you hear a buzz sound for a couple of seconds, your fuel pump is working.Also check to be sure you have spark in your plugs.If your not sure to do anyof this I would recommend going to a garage or finding a friend who knows a little about checking these things.Good luck.John.

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Sounds like a bad cam or cranck sensor

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