Q: Check Engine light is on, replaced camshaft position sensor twice, light still on 2010 Dodge Ram 1500

asked by on

Check engine light is on and my truck doesn't run right won't take gas and big lose of power ...ran diagnostics came back camshaft position sensor..replaced it light when off drove fine then came back on ..replaced again and came back on ...took it to the dodge dealer and they can't figure it out and it's not a short in wires ..what could cause this problem? Variable valve timing selanoid?

My car has 102000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - I don’t wish to insult anyone, but there are 2 camshaft position sensors on that engine. Any chance the same sensor was replaced twice? That would certain cause the scenario you describe. If both sensors have now been replaced, I would check wiring and connectors carefully, and also consider checking the crankshaft position sensor. As you mention, there could also be an issue with the cam position gear misbehaving. I recommend a rough running inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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. Check Engine light is on, replaced camshaft position sensor twice, light still on 2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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: Need my 2004 Freestar camsfaft synchronizer replaced, cost?? 2004 Ford Freestar

Hi there - from your description, it is hard to tell whether you need the [camshaft position sensor](https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-long-does-a-camshaft-position-sensor-last, or the camshaft position actuator (sometimes called the variable valve timing actuator or solenoid). Please forward the problem codes (Pxxxx) for this...

Q: Q: transmission question

The transfer case has its own separate oiling system and does not share fluids with the transmission. The transmission may be having a problem with sucking air from a leak in the valve body or a front pump of the...

Q: Can you please tell me where the auto trans output speed sensor is located. Some people tell me it is under the batter?

You will need to drop the transmission pan and it's located above the valve body. If you need some assistance with its replacement, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can help diagnose any issues with your sensor and help...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.