Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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I am not sure if this will work on your car, but lets give it a try!
Lets try this - Sit in the vehicle with all doors closed and starting with the key in the off position turn it to ON, OFF, ON, OFF, ON(don't turn the key to the start position just on) within 5 seconds and leave the key on and watch the digital odometer or EVIC on some models, to see if it displays a fault code. It will be a P followed by 4 numbers example P0700. When it is done displaying codes or if there are no codes it will say done. If you can't get this to work, please try it again following the instructions!
If your engine is running fine and the check engine light is not flashing you should be ok to drive it. Make sure your brakes are still working normally and you should be ok.
Let me know once you find out!
This code can be caused by a cam sensor, crank sensor, valve timing problem and etc.
This sounds like you have a timing belt that has maybe jumped a cog. You mentioned that your car lacks power and that is a sign that the timing might be out.
The first thing I would do is have someone verify the valve timing. It only takes about 45 minutes to check the valve timing.
Let me know and we can go from there!
I assumed the car was lacking power when you said " it will not accelerate quickly but does get up to speed".
So, it has good power, just won't rev past 3500 rpm?
Here is a list of all the possible causes for this code.
-Camshaft position sensor
-Crankshaft position sensor
-Timing gear alignment
-Cam sensor tone wheel
-Crank sensor target wheel(very rare)
-Cam or crank sensor circuit wiring/connections.
Without a lab scope these sensors can't be checked.
I would start out by checking the timing, there are no part required to check the timing and it seems like you have a timing issue to me.
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Damn, I was hoping this would be simpler. This is very hard to diagnose, because there is so many things that can cause this code to set and there are no common things that cause this code, I have seen various things cause this code, but nothing is real common.
I think the only way to find this is either with a lab scope or by trial and error(which I don't like) If you had it put on a lab scope, you will be able to see the cam and crank signal waveforms, you should be able to catch a glitch in one of them. With a lab scope hooked up you can also tap the sensors and wiggle all the wiring to see if the signal gets messed up.
These are the only two sensors that monitor for crank/cam misalignment.
You might just have to replace the cam sensor first and see how that works. If one of these sensors has an erratic signal it can cause this code.
I hope this helps, let me know!
I ordered both sensors throught the dodge dealer. The total cost was 25 bucks. I'll put them both in and see what happens. If it helps, I cleared the code with a handheld scanner and also by disconecting the battery. The code returns within 30 seconds of running.
I really appreciate all your help with this.
Please let me know how you make out!
I would still have to say this is a timing issue if it wasn't fixed by replacing the sensors.
Did you use oem sensors or jobber?
All it takes is for the left cam to be out 1 cog from the crank and it will set this code.
Are you absolutely positive everything was aligned properly?
It is possible you do have a problem with the flex plate or PCM, but I haven't seen it yet on a Magnum with a 3.5L. Most of the time this is caused by a cam sensor or timing issue. I ran this by one of the top Chrysler experts and he also believes this is likely a timing issue or cam sensor issue.
Sometimes jobber sensors will set this code. Did you use oem sensors or jobber?
When ever it comes to a crank or cam sensor, I always use oem because I have seen problems with jobber sensors.
It is much easier to verify the timing than pull the transmission to check the flex plate!
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