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Check engine light says cam shaft sensor. Ive replaced three times. Still says it is out. The truck runs sluggish and on the freeway will get stuck in one gear...usually 3rd or 4th gear. If I turn the truck off it will reset and work for a while.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2008 dodge ram 1500 5.7 v8

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Well ive taken it to a mechanic three times they said they dont know how to fis the issue

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Other than does he know what the issue is so i can stop wasting money on it

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Trouble codes usually refer to the circuit. That doesn't always mean it's the sensor that is at fault, it could be the wires, etc.

What was the actual code?

I may be able to provide you with a troubleshooting procedure.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i have the code on the sheet the mechanic gave me but it is at home. Ive looked it up and gone to autozone and they keep coming back to the cam shaft sensor. Now the mechanic said they looked at the connections and wiring etc and everything looked good
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok, when you get the code give it to me and then I'll get you any troubleshooting procedure. Cause off the top of my head I don't know which code it is and most of the time there are more then 1 camshaft position sensor codes anyhow. But I will see if I can find it anyhow.

But I would rather just have that code.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

P0344 is one of them

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

So what I mean.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
oh wow, thats a lot .............are all of those actual different sensors within the part i replaced or are those each different parts?
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

For instance, here is what I would have for P0344,

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

They are different codes and on some engines there may indeed be a camshaft sensor on each bank.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok i see what you mean. let me see if i can get the code. My son should be home soon
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok, I'll be online till about 8pm eastern, Then tomorrow I come online around 8am.

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