1998 Chrysler Town and Country Engine shuts down in drive

Tiny
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1998 Chrysler Town and Country

engine shuts down when car is put into drive, but dosent do it in reverse. Just replaced 2 sensors. Crank alignment and cam alignment. Check engine light is on.
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 12:20 PM

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Tiny
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If the light is on, what code are you getting from the computer?
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 11:56 PM
Tiny
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Code from computer showed p1391 camshaft or crankshaft position sensor intermittent loss. We replaced both sensors. Engine still stalls when in drive
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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Is the same engine code coming back?
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 10:58 PM
Tiny
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Dont know. We borrowed a small computerized gadget that showed that code but returned it. I suppose we need to borrow it again?
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
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Sorry about that. It would be helpful if we knew if a new code came up or it is still the old one. If it is the old one, then we need to start checking wiring. Before that, believe me, you'll want to make sure you are still looking at the same problem.

Joe
PS: The item you need is an OBD 2 scanner.
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 10:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your replies. We'll see if we get the same code or another and get right back with you
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 11:00 PM
Tiny
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Let me know so I can better direct you.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 12:48 AM
Tiny
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Hi we borrowed the computerized gadget again and its showing the same codes as it did before we replaced the sensors.
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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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Then the problem either lies in the wiring or the PCM. Check the wiring to both the crank and cam sensors for damage, corrosion. Also, make sure the wiring harness to the PCM is tight, clean, and free of corrosion.
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 1:12 AM
Tiny
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Can you tell me what the PCM is and where it is located?
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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Can you tell me what the PCM is and where its located?
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 8:28 PM
Tiny
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The PCM is the heart of the electronic control system. It is a Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is a digital computer containing a microprocessor. The PCM recieves input signals from various switches and sensors that are referred to as PCM inputs. Based on these inputs, the PCM adjusts various engine and vehicle operations through devices that are referred to as PCM outputs. It may also control the shift functions of the electronically controlled automatic transmission. I believe yours is located behind the battery mounted to the inner fender. It will have a 40 pin connector.
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 12:43 AM
Tiny
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We have checked everything as suggested. No corrison and everything is connected tight.
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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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The last thing to do is have the PCM tested.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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I would have to take it to a auto repair shop for that?
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 9:15 AM
Tiny
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Just wanted to clarify about when the engine shuts down. If it makes a difference.
When you put it in drive, it will go about 10-15 mph and will run til it gets hot (after 15 minutes or so) then the engine shuts down.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 2:12 PM
Tiny
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I hate to say it, but you need to take it and have it diagnosed. Everything we discussed is working properly.
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Friday, July 30th, 2010 AT 12:24 AM

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