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Dodge Dakota Cam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling

Dodge Dakota Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 4.7L V8

Average Mileage: 121,829 mi (50,000 mi - 238,238 mi)


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

  • THE 3.7 v6 ENGINES must really have a problem because we have replace 2 cam shaft sensors in our 2006 Dodge
    Dakota extended cab and we think it will have to soon be replaced again, this also has had to be replaced in our sons 2007 Dodge Dakota 4x4 maybe this should be checked into a little farther for recalls or something?

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  • Visitor, , 118,000 mi

    intermittent stalling

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  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    turns over but want hit a lick truck shows a p3040 code.

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  • Visitor, , 237,000 mi

    intermit....start and stalling

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Replaced three times. Each time after 8-9 months

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  • NO start and stalling while driving.

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  • kjc1974, , 115,000 mi

    4.7L V-8 SLT, Hard starting, engine 2 quarts low at normal 3,000 mile oil change. Dealership added dye to oil and found large oil leak at Cam Sensor. Replaced Cam Sensor, re-checked for oil leak, no leak noted. Next oil change after 3,000 miles, engine once again 2 quarts low. No error codes noted. Mechanic at Dodge dealership said he had never seen this type of oil leak and Cam Sensor failure before. He has worked at my dealership for 20+ years. Taking back to dealership for a second Cam Sensor replacement as no other engine leak was noted.

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  • Visitor, , 100,200 mi

    Still not fixed. Its been to several mechanics. All with different diagnosis. Each time the codes read differen.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    oil leaking thru the sensor and filling harness, blocking the signal

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  • Visitor, , 190,000 mi

    I have had 4 sensors replaced over past 2 years. About every 6 months. Part is under warranty for a year, so I just change it myself now. I hope to buy new vehicle soon but thought worth mentioning and to let those out there know your not alone.

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