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I have a 2010 dodge avenger that the check engine light

Customer Question

Hello I have a 2010 dodge avenger that the check engine light recently came on loss of power and rough idle I took it to an auto parts store they checked the codes came back crankshaft sensor so I changed it the car drove well for about 5 minutes then did it again
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Blinks at first then goes solid
JA: Are you fixing your Avenger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes myself tried pulling the throttle body and cleaning it, cleaning off both cameshafts sensors and now replacing the crankshaft sensor
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The codes also mentioned cylinder 1 miss fire
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Fix_It_Man replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** if you have a reoccurring crank sensor code then it is caused by an issue with the timing belt being worn out. When this occurs the cam and crank timing are off from the slack in the belt. The timing belt will need to be checked. If that is fine then it may be a wiring issue but that is not as common.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
OK thanks I'll have that checked
Expert:  Fix_It_Man replied 9 months ago.

If you need more help please let me know.