Diagnosis and Part Selection Advice:
How did you know this part needed replacement? Why did you choose a certain brand/part number?
This is on a 2001 Dodge Intrepid ES with the Chrysler 2.7L Engine.
Intermittently: The car would not start.
Intermittently: The car would stumble while running.
Intermittently: The Check Engine Light (CEL) would come on with an OBD-II Error Code P-0340.
The Wires and Electrical Connector coming from the Camshaft Position Sensor are in good condition.
No corrosion on the Electrical Connector Terminal Contacts.
It's hard to tell the quality of a brand while looking at product pictures on the Internet.
In this case I spoke to a mechanic that has experience with many different brands.
She said that the company STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS is just as good as any other when it comes to repair parts for consumer use, but probably not a good choice for Racing Applications.
What came in the box? Were additional nuts, bolts, sealant, etc. needed for the repair?
Still waiting for part. Will post again after the part is received.
Repair / Installation tips:
Special tools needed? Have to remove other parts to reach this one? Any left-hand threads, sharp edges, messy fluids or other pitfalls to avoid?
The Camshaft Position Sensor is integral to the Fuel & Ignition Timing of the Engine.
Your Engine will not run without it ! ! !
It's not likely the you will, but if you break the Hex-Bolt, Electrical Connector, or damage the Wires, you'll turn a simple repair into a much more involved one (but not the end of the world).
This part is easy to change.
It's probably best to let the engine cool down before doing this.
- For the 2.7L Engine, in a 2001 Dodge Intrepid, the sensor is located on the Front, Driver's Side of the Engine Block, just below the black plastic Valve Cover.
- The part is held in with a <size> Hex-Bolt.
- Turn the Engine off and take your keys out of the Ignition ! ! !
- The Electrical Connector to the Sensor should be disconnected first. <instructions>
- Then remove the <size> Hex-Bolt.
- The old Sensor can then be pulled straight out from the engine block.
- Put a bit of Engine Oil on the O-Ring Seal of the new Sensor. If the engine is NOT HOT
you can use a bit of oil from the end of the Engine Oil Dip-Stick, or the inside of the Engine Oil Filler Cap on the Driver's Side Valve Cover, otherwise use New Oil.
- Install the new Sensor by sliding it straight into the engine block.
- Install the Hex-Bolt and torque to <specs>. If no torque wrench is available then you'll have to use your best judgment, but don't over tighten it ! ! ! The Engine Block and Hex-Bolt are constantly subjected to heating and cooling. And, over time, Steel Bolts in Aluminum Engine Blocks usually become a bit tighter. If you tighten it too much then the Hex-Bolt could shear off the next time someone tries to remove it ! Use about the same amount of force required to tighten a Soda Bottle Top... I know, I know, Soda Bottle's aren't tightened with wrenches, but that's the best way I can describe the amount of force to use. In other words, DO NOT
use your whole body weight to tighten it until it can't be tightened any more.... Just tighten it "wrist-tight"
with the wrench.
- Re-connect the Electrical Connector to the new Sensor. <instructions>
- Start the engine.
Still waiting for part. Will post again after the part is installed.
cam sensor problem
well we did a motor swap. and the car will run without it, and not run with it pluged in..