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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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Se: I am working on a 97 dodge garnd caravan. i had an oil

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I am working on a 97 dodge garnd caravan. i had an oil leak which i fixed and now it will not start. It looks like I need a paper spacer on the camshaft postion sensor. any idea on how thick. i couldnt find one to buy. do i just need to buy new sensor?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome!
My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.
What repair did you do to the engine to fix the oil leak?
Does the engine have spark when cranking it over?
Are there any codes in the computer?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The leak was at the timing chain cover gasket. Replaced gasket and oil pan gasket. I read on dodge forum that camshaft sensor needs the paper gasket. A bad or not adjusted sensor will cause not to start. I bought a spark plug tester but haven't checked yet. I don't have an obd 2 tester but could rent or buy one. Trying easy stuff first.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.
Sounds good let me know