Oil Leak May Develop at Cam Sensor O-Ring on Dodge Stratus

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An engine Oil leak may develop at the cam sensor o-ring seal. Our technicians tell us this is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 99,798 (50,000–208,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder, V6
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2005, 2006
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I had to serious oil leaks on my stratus, i would have to put 4 qts every other day just to keep car with car. one was the oil pan was loose and the other they claimed was a head gasket leak, after getting several opinions from several mechanics, one actually got under the car and gave a very detailed overlook under the car and come to find out it was the cam o ring sensor, went straight to autozone purchased the o ring and havent had a oil leak of any kind since then.
Replaced cam sensor and o ring.
oil leak bad everytime i start the car
replaced the cam sensor in July 2011 and again in October 2012, due to oil at the seal.
leak at cam position sensor dripping all over engine and transmission. leak around engine makes it look like a head gasket leak but had to remove air intake to get a good look and confirmed the cam position sensor leak.
Oil leaking on passengers side by the oil filter area
just wanted to say thanks for the info I changed camshaft position sensor last year never leaked let friend borrow for road trip came back saying it pouring oil I took a look oil everywhere thought for sure was head gasket wanted to make sure before I undertook the nasty work of removing seen how the gasket could make it look like head gasket and since I replaced last year thought would be worth a look and it was THANKS!!!!!!! AGAIN that mechanic who took his time to diagnose it kick ass guy would go to him from now on if I was you see there are still decent mechanics out there so THANKS!!!! Mechanic keep on being a stand up guy
oil leak around camshaft sensor