Check Engine Light due to failed camshaft position sensor on Mitsubishi Galant

The camshaft position sensor may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. Commonly replacement of the sensor will correct this issue.

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Average mileage: 116,910 (116,910–116,910)
2 model years affected: 1999, 2003
3 people reported this problem
1 person shared problem details
One day I turned my AC off but just the Vent Fan ON at full speed and was driving to the gas station with full speed. I pumped the gas and the car won't start. Initially I thought that I drained my 4 year old battery but the car kept stopping at red lights. So, I replaced my battery and while coming out of the shop, the car stopped again and won't start and check engine light was ON. Took it to my regular mechanic and he told me that cam shaft sensor need to be replaced. He got an after market sensor and installed it. However, after a day the car stopped again at a red light. Took it back to the mechanic and he suggested to replace it with a genuine OEM Mitsubishi part and after doing that the problem went away and the car is running like a champ.
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