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Dodge Durango Cam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling

Dodge Durango Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006

Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 4.7L V8

Average Mileage: 134,632 mi (69,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


On the 4.7L V8 engine, the Camshaft position sensor failure can cause the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A new camshaft position sensor will be needed.

  • Visitor, , 69,000 mi

    Last year car started stalling at red lights or in slow freeway traffic. Then I went 7 months without a problem. Last Saturday, traveling at 70 mph on the freeway, I lost speed on the freeway and as I drifted to the shoulder, lost the power steering. Turned out the cam shaft sensor failed causing 3 catalitic converters to melt. Big bucks later all has been replaced.

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  • same problems, had the cam sensor replaced twice along with other repairs. The thing still isn't working, anyone else have any other thoughts?

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  • Visitor, , 138,000 mi

    shifting sensor was changed

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    Cam sensor went out while driving at highway speeds and engine immediately stopped. Was able to restart but unable to keep vehicle moving at any speed over 20mph. Cam sensor had to be replaced.

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  • Stalls and now wont start

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  • rpms rev and engine stalls

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  • Visitor, , 153,654 mi

    Had the same issue vehicle stalled engine light came on checked it at work read camshaft position sensor. I replaced it the same day. Did it again a week later so I shut the light off. Two weeks after that the light came back on after stalling on the freeway way. I'm now wondering if there is an issue with the cam itself

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  • The sensor keeps going bad causing the vehicle to stall instantly. It will usually start back up and run fine for a while but it will stall again until I replace the sensor. New sensors only last a few months before the problem starts again. Really frustrating because it's not like the sensors are real cheap.

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  • Visitor, , 200,000 mi

    My vehicle is not starting

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  •  Rookie

    Cam Shaft Sensor has failed twice in one month, had it replaced both times. 5.9ltr 8 cyl eng.

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