A lot of independent shops bought Chrysler's DRB3 scanner because with an extra plug-in card, it will do emissions-related stuff on any brand of car sold in the U.S, '96 and newer. I have one for my personal vehicles. If you can't find one at a local shop, almost all aftermarket scanners will do the same things within a few years. Every shop will have something that will cover almost everything on a 2004 model.
What you want to look at is if the cam sensor is listed as "no" or "present", or whatever similar terminology they use. The most common cause of loss of signal is failure to install the paper spacer when installing a used sensor. New ones will have a thick paper spacer stuck on the end to set the critical air gap. That spacer slides off the first time the engine is cranked, but it's job is done by then. Aftermarket sensors can have a thin plastic rib molded on the end to set that gap. When those sensors are reinstalled, you're supposed to cut the remaining part of the rib off, then use a new paper spacer.
If there was no spacer and the sensor was pushed all the way in, it could be broken from hitting the sprocket.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 AT 10:27 PM