Mechanics

CAMSHAFT POSITIONING SENSOR

2003 Dodge Neon

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 114000 miles

I just bought this car two days ago and the check engine light came on. I went to Advanced Auto to have it checked and I was told it was the Camshaft Positioning Sensor. The part is cheep. And I know a bit about vehicles but I'm not sure about this sensor. Am I able to do this myself? And if so how?
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Kim_janda
August 30, 2009.



Not too hard! Just line up the pins in the magnet with the holes in the back of the cam. First pictures are 2.0 After 2.4 instructions are the 2.4 diagrams.
CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR Removal & Installation (2.0L) 1. Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor is located on rear of cylinder head. See Fig. 30 . Remove brake booster hose and harness connectors from valve cover and reposition. 2. Disconnect CMP sensor harness connector. Remove CMP sensor mounting screws. Remove CMP sensor. Loosen retaining bolt and remove target magnet mounted to rear of camshaft. See Fig. 31 . 3. To install, line up target magnet with locating dowels in end of camshaft and install retaining bolt. Tighten target magnet retaining bolt to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 4. Install CMP sensor and tighten mounting screws to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Fig. 30: Locating Camshaft Position Sensor (2.0L) Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Fig. 31: Identifying Camshaft Position Sensor Target Magnet (2.0L) Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION


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Removal (2.4L) The camshaft position sensor is mounted to the rear of the cylinder head. See Fig. 32 . 1. Remove the air cleaner box. See AIR CLEANER HOUSING under AIR INDUCTION SYSTEMS. 2. Disconnect the plastic clip for the wiring harness from the stud on the valve cover. See Fig. 33 . 3. Remove the nut holding the clip for the oil supply line to the turbo and disconnect the fresh air makeup hose from the valve cover. See Fig. 34 . 4. Disconnect electrical connectors from camshaft position sensor. See Fig. 35 . 5. Remove camshaft position sensor mounting screws. Remove sensor. 6. Loosen screw attaching target magnet to rear of camshaft. See Fig. 36 . 7. Remove the camshaft position magnet. See Fig. 37 . Installation 1. Install the camshaft position magnet, make sure that the alignment pins are in the holes. See Fig. 37 . 2. Install target magnet in end of camshaft. See Fig. 36 . Tighten mounting screw to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Over torquing could cause cracks in magnet. If magnet cracks replace it. 3. Install camshaft position sensor and mounting screws. Tighten sensor mounting screws to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 4. Connect electrical connectors to camshaft position sensor. See Fig. 35 . 5. Install the nut holding the clip for the oil supply line to the turbo and disconnect the fresh air makeup hose to the valve cover. See Fig. 34 . 6. Connect the plastic clip for the wiring harness to the stud on the valve cover. See Fig. 33 . 7. Install the air cleaner box. See AIR CLEANER HOUSING under AIR INDUCTION SYSTEMS. 8. Connect the negative battery cable.


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Values are INCH POUNDS.

Merlin2021
Aug 30, 2009.