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My 2005 Dodge Neon is hard to start, takes off super fast when I put it in drive. jerks when it accelerates and has been backfiring. I can only get it to 55 mph. Changed the camshaft sensor a few weeks ago, but not crankshaft sensor. Advice........please.

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I would suggest going to an autoparts store such as Autozone and get them to check for codes. Let me know what codes if any are present.

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SOURCE: location of dodge neon 2005 oxygen sensor

ask at the parts store where i bought the part

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SOURCE: Cam Shaft Sensor Problems

Had the same problem before on my 04 Neon SXT...camshaft sensor is on left side of engine block, take out the battery and to the left of it (face car) is the camshaft position sensor. To change it you'll have to move a few hoses but its plan to see there on the left side of the engine...pretty easy remove and replace. Fixed my problem of car not going above 2k RPM when i replaced the sensor.

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SOURCE: location of crankshaft position sensor

I have a 2005 neon and i found mu crank sensor on the radiator side of the block driver side of center directly below the starter. I hope this helps..

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SOURCE: where is the camshaft sensor located on a 2005

should be located on one side and below the valve cover near the very front or the very rear of the engine... these things are easy to point out then to try and describe... hope that gives you a starting point


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