1993 Chrysler Concorde Q&A
1993 Chrysler Concorde Question: Cam sensor and crank shaft. what are they used for in car?
Took my car in two times allready firsttm you said they fixed the crank shaft. When I got my car back drove it a little way my car went out again. Took it back they said that the cam sensor wires were not coated and were exposed. Dose this make any sence. My car will stop then restart maybe 4 times a day.So would that make my car start up then die on me while I'm driving it? - babydoll60411
The camshaft and crankshaft need to be in synchronization with each other for the engine to run. The fuel and ignition systems rely on the camshaft and camshaft signals to trigger when and how much fuel gets injected into the cylinders, and when the spark arrives to ignite the fuel. Critical and key inputs for the engine to run but if they fail or fail intermittently the car won't run or may stall. - patrick mannion
I know this post was years ago, but I'm posting just in case someone else has a similar problem and can find my input helpful. I have a '98 Concorde with the 3.2 L. Just as the poster, it died while driving. After having it towed, fuel pump replaced, and cam and crank sensors replaced,got the car home. Drove it for a bit and it died again.Car would initially just have a hard time cranking before it finally turned over, but then it just died and left me stranded again. After seeing another post on this site, I realized that it had to be the cam/crank sensors again. After market parts were put on the first time (After market parts are usually cheaper and work just as well in most cases...I'm a fan of using them). But apparently Chrysler doesn't take too well to them when it comes to the cam and crank sensors. Just to be sure, replaced the cam and crank sensors with MOPAR parts (while battery was disconnected). Starts like dream now. All cam and crankshaft position sensors are NOT the same. Do yourself a favor, spare yourself the headache I went through...get the Mopar parts and end the madness.And for the above poster: yeah...make sure that your wires are not bare. They should have a sheathing on them, but if that has worn for whatever reason, you can replace the connecting wire harness. - Grimm88