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.
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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
17 people reported this problem
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.
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