Engine died after driving for 10 minutes and will not start.

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RJSTEIGER
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  • 2005 DODGE NEON
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,250 MILES
Engine died after short trip to work. I checked and there was no fire on #1 and 4 plugs. I replaced coil pack, computer code reader showed Po340 cam sensor malfunction. Replaced cam sensor, car will not start. Engine will turn over, checked fuel rail is getting gas, replaced on board computer 2 years ago 2 fuel injectors were on all the time. Is there anyway to check on board computer to see if it is working properly. Computer code reader is showing NO CODES!
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Friday, July 31st, 2015 AT 6:56 AM

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Hi RJSteiger,

Are the injectors pulsing? It sounds like it could be the crankshaft angle sensor, its a common problem,

Here is an article to help

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Let me know what you find :-)

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Friday, August 7th, 2015 AT 8:45 AM
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Ken

I, already replaced the cam sensor, and the code reader shows NO CODES, but it also shows P0340 PD on 2 dates. Is it possible that the cam sensor is bad, or that the on board computer is not sending the signal to the can sensor to allow spark? The 2.0 L engine has 119,000 miles, but it was running fine and just died. What if the timing chain is bad, will it cause a crank but no start?

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Monday, August 10th, 2015 AT 9:39 AM
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Hi RJSteiger,

Sorry for the confusion, the part I am speaking of is the crankshaft position sensor, not the camshaft angle sensor, I hope this clears things up

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 AT 10:09 AM
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Aug 12, 2015.

Ken,

I replaced the Cam sensor, and now the code reader shows NO CODES, the engine will not start. Will the camshaft angle sensor keep the engine from starting? I don't have much money and I can only do simple repairs I am 64 and partially disabled. Is there anyway to check the cam sensor to see if it is working? Can you check the ECM to see if it is working? The code reader shows NO CODES. I had to replace the ECM 2 years ago.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 AT 9:41 AM
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Hi Richard,

The cam sensor will not keep the engine from starting, their will be no codes set for a failed crankshaft sensor which will keep the engine from starting,

No codes are set for this sensor because the computer thinks the engine is simply not turning, ie. Stalled, out of gas etc.

You can sometimes use a voltmeter set on mila-volts to see if voltage is generated when the engine is being cranked over, it should be a three wire connector, test all combinations.

Let me know how it goes,

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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 AT 10:45 AM
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Aug 14, 2015.

Ken

I am confused. The code reader showed P0340 which is for cam sensor malfunction, and I replaced it and now the code reader shows NO CODES. Your reply talks about the crankshaft sensor, is that the angle crankshaft senor? I am 64, and have partial disability, so I can't get under the car, and I can't afford to take my car to a shop. Can the crankshaft sensor be checked without removing the starter? If the timing chain is bad will it keep the engine from starting?
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Friday, August 14th, 2015 AT 9:32 AM
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Hi RJSteiger,

Sorry for the confusion, without the engine running the computer cannot gather current codes, if the engine has a broken timing belt/chain it will not start. Does the engine sound normal when cranking over?

It looks like the sensor is just above the starter in this diagram

Please let me know

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Friday, August 14th, 2015 AT 12:51 PM
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Aug 16, 2015.

Is there anyway to check to see if the timing chain, or belt is broken without tearing the engine apart? Can the angle crankhaft sensor be checked without removing the starter? I am 64 and partially disabled so I can do any Major repairs, and I can't afford to take my car to a shop that charges $100.00 per hour
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Monday, August 17th, 2015 AT 10:19 AM
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Hi RJSteiger,

Yes there is a way to check the timing belt or chain, remove one of the spark plugs and do a compression check, here is a link to get you started,

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

if the compression is low, or non existent chances are the chain/belt is broken or jumped time.

Let me know what you find

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Monday, August 17th, 2015 AT 3:48 PM

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