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

Problem Description and Possible 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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 171,633 (117,697–350,000)
Engines affected: 2.7L V6, 3.2L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
29 people reported this problem
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i have a 2001 dodge in tepid 2.7 liter when i crank the engine i have to hold the key on for3 to 5 seconds before it fires once it starts firing i have to hold the key on for another 1 to 2 seconds or the engine wil quit running once it starts it drops down to 400 rpms and makes a hissing noise on the passenger side and the engine vibrates violently and will do this anywhere from 3 to 5 seconds as well then it shoots up to 1,500 rpms and sometimes (waddles) the car and once it warms it seems to run fine even when its warm its still hard starting somebody please help me before i go drop a whole lot of money into this engine and at least give me and idea of whats wrong
Would not start so tried it Agsin about 5 minutes it started, this us the second time it has done this. Don't want to be strand somewhere with 81 parent. Used O B D got. Code of P0340. So what should I do? Bought car last month, is it a major problem.
Please Help.
Engine stops while driving. Will not start for 20 minutes. Replaced to the crankshaft sensor $136.20. Labor $419.78. Sensor? $70.50.Tax $43.86 Total $670.34 3 weeks later same problem. Will return to dealership tomorrow.
I have the same hard starting problem if I drive somewhere shut it off for less than an hour and try to start it again. Upon inspection I found that the crank shafts moves the pulley in & out to the point that it was knocking the other belt off! I believe this is messing with the crank sensor. Rather than rebuild the engine, I removed the ac belt to keep the big one on & I keep jumper cables in the car for when I wear the battery down trying to start it. Saving up to buy another car!