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Old 11 Feb 2014, 02:39 pm
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Hopfully someone can help me i have a 2006 this past Aug i had my camshaft sensor Replaced. Yesterday i was driving and my light turned on and the car started to jerk a little when i was driving it i took to Autozone to see if they can read the code which they did. Found out it was a bad Camshaft Sensor again do these go bad this fast?
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 02:47 pm
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Well some say aftermarket sensors are a problem.
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 02:48 pm
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No!
You have indicated operating your PT with the new camshaft sensor well gone over the normal electrical part mortality estimate of 8 hours. This means that normally any electrical component will either work or fail within the first 8 hours of operation after which it should go it estimated service life.

I recommend that the next time you get your diagnostic port scan to write the code numbers of any and all the DTCs found and then clear them and cycle your engine at least one time and recheck for DTC's to see if any return or new ones appear before replacing any parts.
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 03:07 pm
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We've seen aftermarket sensors go bad at all kinds of hours and days. Some just hold up better for awhile and then crap out. There's no set time for the aftermarket sensors to last. My money says that if he throws a MOPAR sensor in, his problems are over.
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 04:16 pm
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I wonder what would happen if some of you knew who made many of the Chrysler electronics what you would then say?



I will say it is always nice to feel good about installing a part in a genuine MOPAR box!
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 07:34 pm
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I wonder what would happen if some of you knew who made many of the Chrysler electronics what you would then say?



I will say it is always nice to feel good about installing a part in a genuine MOPAR box!
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 07:36 pm
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Lynn,

I know what your saying but somebody must be looking out over whoever is making the MOPAR ones because it's been shown over and over again on this forum (one not too long ago) that the MOPAR sensor cured a problem when the person who came to the forum, who had bought an after market sensor that stopped working, cured the problem when a new sensor was fitted.

I can remember one person had bought 2 or 3 after market sensors that kept failing and when we told him to spend a little bit more for a MOPAR sensor he came back and said the problem went away.
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 07:48 pm
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I know....I know...!

Hey... if get them back on the road I guess who cares where it was made or came from?
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Old 11 Feb 2014, 07:53 pm
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Hey... if a new MOPAR sensor gets them back on the road, I guess who cares where it was made or came from?

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Old 11 Feb 2014, 09:33 pm
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Thanks for all the info well here is the lastest development I opened the hood to check to make sure no wires we lose or anything I just pushed in a little make sure it was were it should be I closed the hood started the car and no light not saying I solved the problem but maybe something was loose?
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