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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Did you check your camshaft position sensor circuits to see if they were working correctly or test the sensor itself before going out and replacing the sensor?....Didn't think so....
Lesson learned here? Diagnostic Test Codes (DTCs) DO NOT tell you what parts to replace. They only tell you which systems or circuits in your vehicle are not working as they should be. Then it is up to the person diagnosing the car to determine what is actually CAUSING the system or circuit to malfunction......Of coarse, this requires that you must first understand how the system is supposed to work...
Anyway, with some proper diagnosis, I think you will probably find that your cam sensor code (P0340) is being caused by a broken timing belt. (If the cam does not turn, the cam sensor does not produce a signal, and the computer has a problem with that).
Since the internal computer of your own vehicle spit out the cam position sensor (were there other possibilities kicked out?) I would trust it. The error codes will get you into the area of the fault, although not always the exact problem, so I doubt if it could be use fuel pump.
I'm having excatly same problem, found this sequence to ge the car running again..turn off ign, unplug cam position sensor, crank for 2 seconds, connect cam shaft sensor, crank again and it starts like that...
I had the same problem with my '05 Stratus SXT 2.4 DOHC. I've replaced the cam pos sensor and it seems to be running fine right now. On the Dodge forums a lot of the guys say that you need to replace the crank pos sensor too. I've bought one of those just in case it comes back again. Hope this helps.