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Dodge Stratus Starting Issues and Trouble Code Due to Defective Cam/Crankshaft Sensor

Dodge Stratus Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 124,857 mi (60,000 mi - 226,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 66,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 133,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 226,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 60,000 mi

    I have replaced the camshaft, pcm, and crankshaft twice

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