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I have a 2005 2.4L overhead cam. I got it about two months ago and the previous owner had not changed the oil in a few years because of a strip drain plug. The oil change was done. The next day the car stalled and it cranks over but does not turn. I have spark and hear the fuel pump turn on once the key is turned to the on position. Autozone said its reading a camshaft and crankshaft position sensor code. The clerk said the issue could be the transponder sensor not reading the chip in the key and is acting like a kill switch...he stated that when the transponder is bad, that it will show the cam and cranshft sensor code. Not sure where to start and just replace the cam and crank sensors, please advise???

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The transponder isn't what you think it is. That function is controlled by the main ECU.
I would change the CPS and try again.

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try replacing the coil and distribitor as well as rotor button. Also before you go sinking to much more money in find out if its getting fuel or a spark. Crank the engine over several times and pull a plug see if its wet and smells like gas if so your getting fuel. Then pull a plug and ground the firing end on the engine block witht the other end still connected into the boot. Have some crank over the engine and see if you can see a spark, If so you have spark. CAUTION do not hold onto the plug wire and boot when the car is being turned over. you will get a big sock, it wont hurt you but it will hurt like hell.

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Have you ever replaced the timing belt?? If not the problem is likely to be a loose worn out timing belt. A floppy belt will play havoc with the sensor signals and trigger a check engine light and a camshaft sensor code.

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Chryler 300m and I was getting a code saying my cam shaft position sensor was bad. I replaced it along with the crankshaft position sensor and I am still having the same prbblem.

I Love my Chryslers and now own a 2000 300m. What happens when mechanics plug in an OBD II tester they suggest where the problem is.On my 2000 Town & Country 3.8L I trusted two separate dealers. First time, the van stopped dead on a busy Hot summer afternoon. They replaced the cam sensor and $250 later it still wasn't fixed.The next dealer said it was the crankshaft sensor drove away after the repair and another $250 it stalled a mile down the road.I fought with it for a day and thought through the process. I had Fuel ,Air intake, and spark. However the engine wouldn't breathe due to a plugged PCV valve. My local auto parts supplier sold them for $3.99. Changed it in the parking lot in 3 minutes. I drove off and it never stalled again.This I suspect is also the problem you are experiencing.Hope this helps,Good luck.

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timing belt is off by a tooth or two. you probably didn\'t have to replace the coolant sensor; that code sets whenever the sensor is disconnected and the ignition is turned on; and it needs to be reset by disconnecting the battery or with a code reader. anyway, the crank/ cam sensors are out of sync. if you\'ve got the twin cam engine, they are a royal pain to get the belt to lay properly on the two cams.

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