2005 Dodge Ram Truck just died.

  • 2005 DODGE RAM
  • 150,000 MILES

My truck died while I was driving. Hooked it up to the scanner and it threw a Cam Sensor Code, replaced the CAM Sensor as well as the CRANK sensor and it still won't fire. I am hearing from the mechanic that it could be the computer. I am beginning to not trust the mechanic I took the truck to. I was not having any problems with the truck at all and it just died out of the blue one morning.

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 AT 2:06 PM

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What has your mechanic done to lose your trust? Who is doing the diagnosis and replacing the parts, you or the mechanic? Diagnostic fault codes never say to replace parts or that they're defective. They only indicate the circuit or system that needs further diagnosis. The sensor should only be replaced after all other potential causes are ruled out. The cam sensor itself will only be the cause of the problem about 50 percent of the time.

Why was the crankshaft position sensor replaced and who did that? That adds another variable to the list of potential problems.

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 AT 2:43 PM

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