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Car won't start and stay running. Change cam sensor and

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crank sensor. Runs about 2-3...
Car won't start and stay running. Change cam sensor and crank sensor. Runs about 2-3 seconds then dies
JA: Does the vehicle stall at low speeds? Does it sputter?
Customer: No wont stay running
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2001sxt
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Starts then dies runs 2-3 seconds
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dodge
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8/27/2016
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago
Amedee
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Are you looking for possible causes or would you like me to walk you through this diagnoses? Have you checked for codes in the computer? Is there an anti theft or security light on or flashing on the dash when trying to start the engine?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

No to which question?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No light flash
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok, thank you for that information. Have you checked for spark and or fuel delivery?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Car starts runs for about 2 - 3 second then dies changed cam and crank sensors
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

I understand. Have you checked for spark and or fuel delivery?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Spark and fuel good
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Excellent! And what about compression?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Good
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

What are the readings on each cylinder?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do not remember. Car was running good then code said cam sensor. Changed then said crank sensors changed now runs 2 3 seconds. Someone said BMC unsure what that is.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Can you check the compression for me and get back to me with the readings? Thank you

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What is going on is this a scam or can you help me.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Yes Sir. I can help. I need you to run some tests so we can continue.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Compression is good checked out by a garage
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

So the spark, fuel and compression are good. So then why does the engine not stay running?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
That's why I'm asking for help sir.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

I understand. Please listen.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

It is not possible for spark, fuel and compression to check out good and the engine just simply stalls out. It is simply just not possible. How do I know this? Because I am the expert.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

But you keep telling me they are all "good"

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

I am telling you sir, that is not the case.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

If you are willing to speak on the phone, I can call you right now and explain

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am sir it doesn't make sense to me either. Just trying to get my son's car running again. Was running good then code said cam sensor and crank sensors are bad changed both now this.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

I can get the vehicle running. You must trust me

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Another $26 right
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Thats correct

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Get it running then more money. Trust me im willing need more information first
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

NO problem. Please check engine compression and report back. Thank you

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Dont have compression tester at my home
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok, you will need to purchase or rent one.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
More a security thing .do you know what bcm is?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

That would be the body control module sir

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It has fuel spark and compression.would bcm be the cause.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

NO sir

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What else..???any ideas to try
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Check engine compression

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Was told it has good compression by dodge dealer have spent$100s already had it to dealer could figure out. Just not right to spend that kind of money and get no results. Can understand that right
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Had to tow back home now trying online
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

So how do you plan on diagnosing this problem without any tools?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have tools. Have changed everything myself.just dont have compression tester here and was told good by dealershipcompression
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
After i changed everything it ran good then shut it off and this started going on.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Starts runs 2-3 seconds and dies
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Does the engine remain running on starting fluid?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No was told security problem. Dont make any sense. RIGHT
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

But there is no security light on the dash correct?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do you know of a another forum to go to .no light on dash
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

No sir. I only know this forum. You could have a BUS communication issue causing this problem

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

What codes are in the computer?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Going out to ccar now. Hard because I was in a accident and broke nake and back so give me a minute or three
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Calli g my son to see if he's off work yet to bri g over scanner and compression tester.worked on car at his place.car now at my house
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok

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