No Start or Stalling Due to Failed Camshaft Position Sensor on Dodge Dakota

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.

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Average mileage: 124,371 (50,000–270,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 4.7L V8
11 model years affected: 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
46 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
2000 Dodge Dakota118,000
intermittent stalling
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2000 Dodge Dakota237,000
intermit....start and stalling
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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
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NO start and stalling while driving.
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2001 Dodge Dakota76,000
turns over but want hit a lick truck shows a p3040 code.
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2007 Dodge Dakota65,000
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.
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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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2005 Dodge Dakota100,200
Still not fixed. Its been to several mechanics. All with different diagnosis. Each time the codes read differen.
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2000 Dodge Dakota120,000
Replaced three times. Each time after 8-9 months
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2006 Dodge Dakota70,000
oil leaking thru the sensor and filling harness, blocking the signal
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Starts sometimes right away.may even drive but stalls and cut off.have to wait before it decides to start up again problem still remains will change camsensor to see if it solves the problem..
2007 Dodge Dakota122,500
stalls while in motion rpms drop, engine stops while in motion no fix yet replaced camshaft sensor 3 times still has problem
2003 Dodge Dakota82,742
Stalled wgont start but turns over.
2000 Dodge Dakota203,000
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.
Randomly sputters and stalls. Cam sensor replaced
2003 Dodge Dakota121,368
Started with hickups about 2 months ago and then just wouldn't start.
2000 Dodge Dakota190,000
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.
2001 Dodge Dakota133,000
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 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.
2006 Dodge Dakota60,000
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
2002 Dodge Dakota65,000
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.
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