Crankshaft sensor codes

Tiny
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  • 2011 RAM 1500
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
So, I have replaced the crankshaft and camshaft sensors a few times. The first couple of times it has been aftermarket parts and the last time it was supposedly OEM parts from a local dealership parts department. It keeps throwing the code for both, so I reset codes and waited for the check engine light to come on and it was immediate after clearing and then restarting engine. Now it is just the crankshaft code that popped up first. Do I need to do a reprogramming step or just pull the negative and let it sit an hour to reset? Any ideas or help will be greatly appreciated.
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Saturday, June 18th, 2022 AT 12:28 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Can you tell me exactly what codes you are getting?

Keep in mind that many times the cam or crank sensor code is due to other components or issue with wiring. It can also be due to an issue with the ECM.

Let me know the codes and I can see what diagnostics are available.

Thank you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-crankshaft-sensor
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/camshaft-angle-sensor-replacement
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Saturday, June 18th, 2022 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
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P0016 and P000B. Those are the codes popping up.
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Sunday, June 19th, 2022 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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P0016 Crankshaft / Camshaft Timing misalignment, bank 1 sensor
P000B Bank 1 Camshaft 2 position slow response

These codes can get triggered due to a number of reasons. Could be due to wiring issue, misalignment of the timing chain or sprocket, insufficient oil pressure. This can also happen due to incorrect oil viscosity.

I have attached the troubleshooting guide for both of these codes below.
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Sunday, June 19th, 2022 AT 11:26 PM

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