Cam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling on Dodge Ram 1500

On the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the camshaft position sensor may fail and cause the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A failed camshaft sensor will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 141,112 (20,246–288,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 203,365 mi,
truck stalls and check engine light comes on.the reading is crankshaft sensor,but when replaced it got
Last year we replaces my Camshaft Sensor A. Three weeks ago my truck took twenty minutes to start but i didnt have another problem until yesterday. My truck wouldnt start, I could hear my starter turning but that was all. I tried to start it a couple more times but got nothing. I came back after work and it started but the check engine light was on. I got home and my husband checked the code and it again.said Camshaft Sensor A. I am starting to think this will be a yearly occurance....
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 128,000 mi,
truck started to stall going at about 35-40MPH . Just kept coasting then after about 15-20 seconds it regained power . The other day pulling into Starbucks it died . Tried to start but it would . Got out pulled cover to fuses and relays to take a look . Then a friend jumped in and crank it over and it started right up .afraid to drive cuz don't know when it will die and afraid it might not start at all
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 74,000 mi,
5.7 Hemi engine stalling and difficult to re-start. Check engine light came on with Camshaft Position Sensor fault code.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 150,000 mi,
sometimes it starts right up and runs great for a while then the check engine light come on, it'll show a code of either cam or crank sensor replace them. I tried to start the truck it just keeps cranking the check engine lights off I spray gas down the throttle body started right up ran for 15 minutes I shut it off now won't start again.
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 74,009 mi,
Truck will crank but won't start
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 89,000 mi,
vehicle would shudder and stall as if out of fuel. Cam sensor was replaced ,no further problem.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 240,000 mi,
I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 crew cab and the motor locked up I went to the junk yard and pulled a good motor out of an 03 same engine the 4.7L v8 and it was a jasper engine but now its throwing the code p1391 intermitten on cam and/or crank sensor and wont start it will crank over no problem just wont fire
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 95,000 mi,
cam postions senor problem
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 100,000 mi,
Stalling we we would slow down at red lights or in slow traffic. We couldnt figure out what it was until it just wouldnt start. So we replaced the Cam Sensor and that solved the problem.
05 Ram 1500 quad cab 4.7 ticking at top end and stalls a lot put new lifters in still ticks.Have re placed placed all sensors and modules known for truck and it still stalls.The truck has been put on diagnostic several times at different mechanic shops and no one can find whats causing problems.Have talked to Dodge Dealers and get this, none of them even knew that people are having these problems.Im lost dont know what to do . So far spent $1500.00 and truck still is not fixed AAHHHHGGG!!!!
My check in engin light came on took it to the dealer and a p0301 code and it said it was a cam sensor which it was fixs then it was timed together with crank sensor which the dealer said when u fix one or the other U have to put in computer and time them together because if not it will keep on give u a fake reading
Have replaced the cam sensor 3 times and still stalling
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 47,027 mi,
check engine light came on. computer showed cam sensor bad.4.7v8 will be fixed soon an not by dodge dealer.
Had sensor replaced 1 month ago it has gone out again, I will take it back to the repair shop when I can get it cranked!
Would stall at traffic lights and cuff off going down road when we touch the brake. Would crank back up engine light started flashing. Took to dealership they put on computer it showed the code was a crankshaft position sensor.
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 150,000 mi,
Change mother and still won't start
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 159,000 mi,
1998 dodge ram 1500 5.2 it will crank but will not run