Report: Damaged Cam Position Sensor May Cause Engine Problems
Chrysler 300M Problem
Engine Affected: 3.5L V6
Average Mileage: 122,250 mi (56,000 mi - 158,000 mi)
A damaged cam position sensor (or its wires and connector) can cause intermittent stalling, stumbles, or hard starting.
Visitor, 2004 Chrysler 300M, 3.5L V6, 110,000 mi
Some times the car didn't want to start and would crank like it was out of gas. Then out of the blue it would start. I had the computer scanned for codes at AutoZone, and got a code regarding the cam position sensor. I installed it and it has ran fine ever sence. I should mention that I had to unbolt the intake and lift it about an inch to get the old sensor out and the new one in.
Visitor, 2004 Chrysler 300M, 3.5L V6, 56,000 mi
After pulling out onto street and excellerating, my vehicle began to buck and jerk until I let my foot off the accelerator. It would drive fine until I accellerated again. Same thing happened and engine light came on.
todya after starting my car and nor warming it up before I drove off ( It is currently winter) as I got onto highway and began to accelerate the car began to sputter and jerk horribly. I slowed down an released the pressure on the gas pedal attempting to accelerate slower. However as I got to sixty I tried giving the car more gas and it began to sputter again. Turned around came home went to Auto Zone and two different shops and all scanners point to a bad crankshaft or cam sensor. Hoping to replace myself to save high shop costs
Visitor, 1999 Chrysler 300M, 3.5L V6, 158,000 mi
My 300m stalls when I come to a stop. I can also feel shaking once the engine warms up.
Visitor, 2004 Chrysler 300M, 3.5L V6, 148,000 mi
Changed both cam and crank sensor. That fixed the problem. Make sure you buy them from the dealer.
while driving car just shuts down hard to restart,
Visitor, 2000 Chrysler 300M, 3.5L V6, 97,000 mi
Cam sensor replaced by dealer,December, 2011