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It will not start. motor turns over but will not start, yes

Customer Question

it will not start. motor turns over but will not start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: yes they are corroded but the starter is engaging, engine turning over but will not start
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I'm attempting to
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Are you looking for possible causes?

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Thank you!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm not anywhere near the dodge carvan tot give your the VIN #. But I can tell you that I"ve replaced camshaft sensor , crankshaft sensor, and coil pak 2006 dodge cravan
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information. Do you know if the engine has spark while cranking it over?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
the engine will spark once or twice the stop
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
sorry then stop
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
are you still there, am I looking at the control module or ECM next ?
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information. I understand what your saying.

I will need the code or codes in the computer and your VIN or engine size so we can proceed. Thank you!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
the code in the computer (which I can"t recall right now) identified the camshaft sensor as being defective. I replaced it but the engine would not start. the engine size is 2.4 liter
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information. One minute while I gather some info for you..

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

What model dodge do you have?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
2006
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Dodge what?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
2006 dodge cravan
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information.

If the cam and crank sensor has been replaced and it still shows a cam sensor code then there are two possible causes.

1. A wiring issue between the cam sensor and computer

2. Incorrect valve timing (jumped or loose timing belt)

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
how can I remedy the problem or problems
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

It would need to be diagnosed first. So you would need to check the wiring and the timing marks. Based on my experience, the more common of the two is incorrect timing. When was the timing belt replaced last?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It's never been replaced......Didn't know 2.4 liter engines carry timing belts.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Yes Sir. Here is a picture of the timing belt and timing marks.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

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