Simple code readers don't do live sensor data. You don't need a code reader anyway. Chrysler makes reading Engine Computer codes real easy. You cycle the ignition switch three times within five seconds from "off" to "run", leave it in "run", then watch the code numbers show up in the odometer display.
There are some code readers out there that are getting a little more involved and may provide sensor data, but all I've ever used are full scanners. I have a Chrysler DRB3 because with extra plug-in cards it will work on the older stuff I drive and it can access emissions-related data on all car brands sold in the U.S. After 1995.
The camshaft position sensor is in the distributor. You replaced the crankshaft position sensor which has had a higher failure rate. Was there a thick paper spacer stuck on the end when you installed it, or was there a thin plastic rib molded onto the end? Those set the critical air gap. If that gap is not right it can cause intermittent stalling with no set pattern. I had one that I thought I was too smart and I didn't use that spacer. The engine ran fine for two weeks, then started stalling intermittently. All I had to do was reinstall it with the spacer.
The spacer will slide off as soon as the engine is started, and the plastic rib will wear down over time. With either design, if you reinstall a used sensor, if it has the rib you are to cut the remaining part off, then use a paper spacer.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 AT 1:09 PM