Camshaft

Tiny
DUSTIN
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  • 1996 DODGE NEON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 182,000 MILES
The cam position sensor is getting oil behined it and the car just dies. Is there a seal or o-ring and do you need to take out the camshaft to fix it
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Sunday, December 19th, 2010 AT 12:38 AM

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Tiny
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You have a technical service bulletin-see below

NO: 09-07-98

GROUP: Engine

DATE: Dec. 11, 1998

SUBJECT:
Oil Seepage At Cam Position Sensor/Misinterpreted Head Gasket Leak

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 09-02-94, DATED MAR. 18, 1994, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES AND NOTED IN THE 1994 TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN MANUAL (PUBLICATION NO. 81-699-95054). THIS IS A COMPLETE REVISION AND NO ASTERISKS HAVE BEEN USED TO HIGHLIGHT REVISIONS.

MODELS:

1995 - 1999 (JA) Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze
1996 - 1999 (JX) Sebring Convertible (Export Market)
1995 - 1999 (PL) Neon
1997 - 1999 (GS) Caravan/Voyager (Export Market)
1996 - 1999 (NS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager

NOTE :THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO MODELS WITH A 2.0L SOHC/DOHC OR A 2.4L ENGINE.

DISCUSSION:

Whenever performing oil leak diagnosis on one of these models carefully inspect the cam sensor area to determine if the leak originates from the seal or from other sources. A leak in this area can be mis-interpreted as a leaking head gasket. Additionally, whenever a head gasket is replaced, the cam seal should always be replaced to prevent the possibility of the vehicle returning with oil seepage.

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