Q: Q: Camshaft Position Sensor

asked by on

I needed to change my camshaft position sensor so I went to the nearest auto parts shop and asked for a camshaft position sensor for my 2011 Dodge Challenger rt. I checked to see if the item was correct and it was. Once I got the car up and removed the camshaft sensor currently in my car I noticed that it was different to the one I bought. I did some research and found out that the sensor in my car was actually a sensor used in a V6 engine of the Dodge Challenger. I bought the correct sensor to my 5.7 engine but it doesn't fit. Is this normal? Why would my car have a sensor for a V6 engine?
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge Challenger. From what you’ve described it sounds like you may have a different sensor than what the auto parts store has listed. If you go to the dealer you would be able to get the correct one. They use your VIN to get the correct parts. If you need assistance with finding the right sensor or installing it, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home and ensure a correct replacement of your camshaft position sensor.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Camshaft Position Sensor

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can I replace oil pressure sensor on my 2012 Dodge Charger 3.6 v-6. Bought part but it s this something I can do? Thank you

Most oil pressure sensors are located near the oil filter. I believe that the oil filter is easily accessible on this engine. Search near the oil filter to find the switch. Once the switch is located, unplug the switch and...

Q: My engine is surging at 2500 rpm's.

Hi there. First check the ECM for any codes that are present. If the codes are logged for the camshaft position sensor, then check harness to the camshaft position sensor and make sure that there is a reference voltage. If...

Q: My 2017 Dodge Challenger Parkview won't come on the screen.

A common failure for these systems is water intrusion into the camera. If you look closely at the lens and see a droplet of water inside the camera, moisture has made it's way into the unit and may have caused...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...