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Tim Basham
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2000 dodge stratus: shaft..sensor circuit..camshaft rotate

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2000 dodge stratus 2.4L: code 0304 cam shaft positioning sensor circuit malfunction.
If I remove the sensor, can I see the end of the camshaft rotate when the engine is
rotated? That's if everything is OK in the engine.

The auto died at an intersection in town and will not start. The camshaft postioning
sensor has been replaced. Still won't start. While the sensor was removed, I placed my
finger on the end of the spot that was directly behind where the sensor was mounted while the engine was
turned. I did not see or feel any motion. Note:
No fire is going to the spark plugs. I used a
timing light that clamps around the spark plug
wire to check for fire to the plugs.

I will appreciate any help.

Thanks and have a great day.

Thomas E Sessoms
Do you have any other codes the p0304 is a cylinder misfire cylinder #4

I figure you have a p0340 which is camshaft sensor signal. You need to verify the camshafts are still turning and that you don't have a broken timing belt. This is a interferance motor so if timing belt has broke there is a very good possibiluity of internal engine damage. If the belt is ok I have attached the diag procedure for the p0340.



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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Tim Basham's Post: The code is 0340. Sorry, I looked at it
incorrectly. Thanks for the info. I do
believe it will help solve the problem.

glad I could be of help let me know if you need anything else.