Question about 2004 Dodge Stratus
I have a 2004 Dodge stratus with the 4 cylinder 2.4L DOHC and the rpm's would get to 2000 and the engine would start to cut out.(like it was out of gas) then the engine shut down and now will not start. I cheked the codes on the car and it led me to think that it was the crank shaft position sensor and the cam shaft sensor. it was a p0016 and a p0340 I replaced both of the sensors and the car still will not start. I'm thinking that it might be the timing belt. am i going in the right direction? or just wasting money?
Sounds like you have a scan tool..... did you reset erase the codes then recheck to see if fixed...
also check the wires at sensor and starter motor and battery volts also is the oil/grease on sensor... low oil will also turn on poo16 but po340 is a sensor
Posted on May 15, 2017
Code p 16 refers to crankshaft position/cam shaft position bank 1 sensor A--correlation====causes ---wiring---CKP sensor ( crankshaft position sensor )---mechanical fault
code p 0340 refers to -camshaft (CMP) sensor A bank 1 circuit malfunction ===causes wiring--CMP sensor--ECM
cosrs nothing to check the timing belt , just remove the oil filler cap and see if the rockers are moving when turning it over
the clue here may be bewteen the 2 codes , the word correlation and circuit malfunction so check the wiring, harness connections for pin corrosion and then substitute the ECM with a know good unit as the correlarion and circuit malfunction could be in the ECM
if the ECM program is not getting good reports for both sensors then it reasons that the piston and cam shaft are not timed properly and so will not allow it to start
Posted on May 15, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This code is set the camshaft position sensor, it is part of the ignition system, this can cause your loss of power.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
you bypassed the wires that connect to the sensors? that would have been my first guess the harness that plugs into the sensor. after that i would check the ground connection from the ecm. wouldn't hurt to check the battery posts too. if the battery posts are oxidized you can have all kinds of goofy electrical problems. hope that helps.
Posted on May 27, 2009
I seen this before first of all don't let the car dealer to BS the way to your money, most of the time is noting wrong whit the sensor it self but is the plug than goes in to the sensor this what i recommend is to buy another sensor from your local auto part store or salvage yard (cheaper) get three pieces of cable and solder directly in to the sensor brake the plastic around the sensor plug if necessary and secure the three cables to it put some silicon in between the solder and the place the new sensor on top of the old one so you now wish wire goes to which and cut and attach one by one. I now this works 100% i have done it my self many times if you need diagrams or sensor locations you can find that at www.alldatadiy.com now if you still have problems unplug all harness especially all the ones than comes from the back of the engine because that engine tends to leak oil on top of the harness if you have wires doing shortcut replace that section you can solder use heat string tube and change the insulation hose they sale those on part stores to put some zip tides on the ends and you will have your car back and will last Note don't let it get to close to the exhaust use zip tides to keep from touching hot areas.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
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.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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