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Engine Does Not Start and PCM Fault Code Stored on Dodge Stratus

Problem Description and Solution

When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.

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Problem Data

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Average mileage: 136,518 (14,700–260,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 2.7L V6, 4 Cylinder, V6
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

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Engine died with no prior warning. No check engine light. But code P0340 was stored in the pcm. Change cam position sensor still no start. Will check for faulty wiring and crank position sensor.
my car would have time where it would start and other time it wouldnt start. i thought it was my ignition, my alternator even my battery. Ive had people give me jump starts and nothing. I ruled out my alternator b/c everything was still on and functioning fine. but My friend was able to replace the crankshaft sensor and she runs great.
2000 Dodge Status also has problems with it's cam/crankshaft sensor. I had the cam sensor replaced about two years ago because the car just died and wouldn't start. Started having the same problems and went back to mechanic and was told it was the cam sensor again. I told him that we just had it replaced and he told us that it was probably defective and could be under warranty. Well, he never did get back with us but for the last month our car has been dying at different times and will restart a while later. Had it towed to the mechanic and since he waited 24 hours to check it by then it had started again. He told us he couldn't do anything about it till it died, well that's the reason we had it towed in the first place. Anyways, this just kept on happening finally I decided to take it in to Dodge was advised by a mechanic there that they could check it dead or alive. The only problem they could find was the cam sensor.
My car skips but not skips time. It will die randomly and when I go to crank it again it will not crank.
goes to shop every 4 months this time 2 months they always replace cam sensor and crank sensor it dies while driving and have it towed every time. just happened again
I M experiencing a intermittent shut off no spark situation without notice replaced cam sensor as I saw the code was stored read some and replaced the crank sensor still I am in a no start situation no spark I believe I am getting no pulse to the injector at this time I have good fuel pressure but the plugs are not getting wet and cylinders are dry after cranking so I believe we are not getting annoyed signal I will check it can you help me
Vehicle will not start a new column with skim module, Engine, PCM, Fuel Pump all replaced. Has spark , noid, pulse and fuel still no start at a loss
No check engine light in dust check with scanner code p1391 car run and dies when gets hot
Stalled on me leaving a place of business, showed code P340, replaced camshaft position sensor, and installed new battery. Still won't start but now shows codes P340,P480 and P685. Very frustrating
P0016
Repeat trouble communication. Replaced sensors 5 times picking up new cam and crank sensors tomorrow.
If doesn't solve problem time to check all wiring again!!!
turns but wont start next morning it will start replaced fuel pump an filter an egr valve