CAM sensor location

Tiny
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  • 1998 DODGE NEON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Can someone tell me where a cam sensor is located on 1998 dodge neon 2.0 sohc?
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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 AT 11:19 PM

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Tiny
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Driver's side of the cylinder head.
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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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Do u have a picture that I can go off, cuz im not an expert with cars.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
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You can find a picture of the sensor on rockauto. Com to see what it looks like. What kind of problem are you having?
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 2:13 AM
Tiny
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No spark, no start.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 3:49 AM
Tiny
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Got it. The cam sensor can cause that but how did you arrive at that conclusion? The crankshaft position sensor is also involved. If the timing belt jumps two teeth, the Engine Computer will shut the engine down to protect the valves. It does that by turning off the automatic shutdown relay. That removes the voltage to the ignition coil pack, injectors, and a few other things.

There should be a diagnostic fault code related to which sensor has failed or if the two are out of sync. Chrysler makes getting those codes real easy. Cycle the ignition switch from "off" to "run" three times within five seconds without ever cranking the engine, then watch for the codes to display in the odometer. Holler back with those codes.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 4:59 AM
Tiny
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Well my buddy came over and hooked his scanner up to it and it showed that the pcm wasnt gettin a signal from the cam sensor.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 2:43 PM
Tiny
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It was gettin a signal from the cam sensor just a bad one
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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Alright I put the new cam sensor in and now when I got 2 start it, it doesnt even turn over, it clicks once then nothin. Any suggestions
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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That sounds like battery connection problems. Turn on the head lights and watch how bright they are. Watch what happens to their brightness when you try to crank the engine.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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Yup it was just a untightened nut on the battery terminal. I tightened it and the car fired right up. Thanks for the help, well appreciated
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Sunday, July 17th, 2011 AT 8:08 PM

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