The camshaft sensor went out in November?

Tiny
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The camshaft sensor went out in November. I had it replaced. It went out again this morning, after I made a sharp turn. The tech said that it looked as if something had hit it. I want to do the job myself this time.
Friday, February 18th, 2011 AT 9:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Below are some diagrams with the instructions attached. I hope this helps with your repair.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/camshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Please keep us updated on your repair outcome and do not hesitate to contact us again for further information or assistance.

Thanks for using 2CarPros.

Dave H
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Saturday, February 27th, 2021 AT 3:14 AM
Tiny
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My gas pedal went dead while driving down the highway. The engine stayed running for a few minutes at an idle then completely stalled. The check engine light and the lightning bolt came on when the gas pedal . I put the code reader on and it gave me P0340 camshaft position sensor A circuit (bank 1 or single sensor) code. I changed the camshaft position sensor on the passenger side which I think is bank 2. Is there 2 camshaft sensors? One for each side. My truck is on the highway so any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good evening,

This code is usually a wiring issue with a 5 volt reference voltage not present at the sensor.

Do you have a meter to check the voltage?

Roy
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes, I have one at home here. My truck is half hour from home so me and my dad are going back out in the daylight tomorrow morning. Do I check the voltage to the sensor with the key on? Thanks for your help. Very much appreciated.
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Also is there 2 different sensors on the engine? Bank 1 and bank 2 or is it just a single camshaft sensor on this engine? Thanks
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Tiny
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There is just one sensor shown.

Roy
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, thanks. I will check the voltage with a meter and see what it says. I called our service center for Dodge and the mechanic said there was one for bank 1 and one for the second bank. I changed the bank 2 sensor. I look for the bank 1 sensor also. Thanks again we appreciate it a lot.
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Okay.

Keep me updated.

Roy
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Tiny
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Me and my dad tried what we could. There is only 1 sensor. Not sure why the Dodge dealer in town would tell me there is 2. But regardless I need my truck going and am not very good with electrical systems so I just got it towed to the shop. I will post what they find on here. Thanks
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Tiny
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Okay, I told you there was only one sensor. They need to check the voltage to the sensor and the ECM to be sure it is not a wiring issue.

Roy
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Tiny
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Broke off inside block and I cannot find where it went. Looks like it fell in a void. Would it be alright to put a new one in and leave the missing part where ever it may be? Any help would be really great.
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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com. No, it is not a good idea. If the broken part is lost in the engine, it will caused other damage. Please let me know what engine is in this truck so I can provide directions and pictures for taking things apart to find the broken part.
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Truck has code P0340 camshaft position sensor A circuit Bank 1 or single sensor.
I cannot find the location of camshaft position sensor on truck. Any ideas?
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi 238MJ,

Here is the location for the camshaft and crankshaft sensors Please let me know if you need anything else and I will be happy to assist. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. Thanks
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L engine?
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It was the first attachment that I provided in the last post. I included it again here. Sorry for the confusion. It is number 1 in the picture and it states that it is located on the timing gear cover which is next to the ECM.

Let me know if you still can't find it and I will see if I can find a better picture. Thanks
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is the sensor located in front of engine? Or is it located in any of the pictures taken?
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do I see spark plug wires? This is a gas engine 5.9L not diesel. No wonder you can't find it with what I provided.

Your description just said 2003 Ram Truck 5.9L. I didn't pick up on the V8. Just assumed it was a diesel. Sorry for the confusion.

It should be on the driver side of the intake, towards the rear of the engine under the fuel rail just next to the distributor. Take a look at these drawings.

Let me know if this helps.
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Tiny
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Can you send me a picture of what the sensor looks like or part to get for replacement?
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 11:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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My apologies. I looked up the location for the connector. Here are the instructions to remove the actual sensor. It is part of the distributor.

The aftermarket may call it a Pickup Coil.

Please see the attached documents.
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