Dodge Dakota Problem Report
Dodge Dakota No Start or Stalling Due to Failed Camshaft Position Sensor
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.
intermittent stalling - Visitor
intermit....start and stalling - Visitor
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? Discouraged - Visitor
NO start and stalling while driving. - Visitor
turns over but want hit a lick truck shows a p3040 code. - Visitor
Have replace CMP 3 times in past 2 years, and still have the light, even though I erase it every time. Places i have researched indicate that the wire harness to the sensor could be bad, the crankshaft position sensor could be bad, or the PCM/ECU could need to be flashed. Trying to find a place to have the PCM flashed without going to the stealership. - Visitor
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. - kjc1974
Still not fixed. Its been to several mechanics. All with different diagnosis. Each time the codes read differen. - Visitor
Replaced three times. Each time after 8-9 months - Visitor
oil leaking thru the sensor and filling harness, blocking the signal - Visitor
stalls while in motion rpms drop, engine stops while in motion no fix yet replaced camshaft sensor 3 times still has problem - Visitor
Stalled wgont start but turns over. - Visitor
The Durango twice in the last week has wanted to turn over but hasn't. It will start randomly later, there is no warning. Took it to advance and the code displayed no cam sensor reading. - Visitor
Randomly sputters and stalls. Cam sensor replaced - lah21169
Started with hickups about 2 months ago and then just wouldn't start. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
intermittent inability to start engine. cranks and cranks but wont start some times until a few hours later. check engine light illuminates after a few fails. code reads P0340...no cam position signal. replaced cam position sensor tonite. new part looks a bit different than old part but dimensions are similar. fired right up every time so far. - Visitor
Truck randomly shut off while driving about 30 mph one day. Came up with code for camshaft position sensor being bad. Replaced for about $45 - Visitor
I have an 02 Durango with a 4.7 and twice since I have it I took it to the dealer because it would turn over but not start. After trying it several times it would eventually start. Both times the dealer changed the cam and crank sensors. Now it has happened again and the check engine light came on but went off before I could pull the code. It is running fine now but I guess I should change the cam sensor if I can find where it is located. - Visitor
Truck ran fine in the am. went out to leave and hear all the sounds of the engine trying to start but not getting any turnover. Found the cam sensors were reading incorrectly so the computer didn't know where to inject fuel. had sensors replaced and truck ran great. - Visitor
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