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Second opinion] I have a 2002 dodge Dakota the check engine light is on it says a bad camshaft sensor I replaced it truck would not start put the old one back in and truck started....after running it for a while shut it off and try to rstart it,,,it just cranks and will not start,,,,i am baffled

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

Stays on

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

Yes tried the camshaft sensor put a new one in did not start put the old one back in started right up

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

Yes it runs for a while until it gets hot I guess shut it off and try to restart it,,,it just cranks and will not start

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 4 months ago
Did you replace the cam sensor with an aftermarket one from your local auto parts store or an OEM Mopar brand sensor?
I ask this because I have seen many issues with the aftermarket ones.Chris
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 4 months ago
Hello? Do you still need help?Chris
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 4 months ago
Good morning! Just. Checking back to see if you received my last reply from yesterday. I was recommending that you replace the camshaft position sensor with an OEM Mopar brand sensor. Were you able to do that yet?Chris
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