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Old 13 Sep 2011, 08:24 pm
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Had a friend's '04 2.4T engine throw a Cam Sensor code today, and since he isn't the most mechanically inclined I agreed to help him fix it.

Now I tend to go with the OBDII Scanner's recommendation that it is the Cam Position Sensor, but an old friend of mine at the parts shop mentioned something about his having an old PT that had the TPS go out without throwing that code and masking the symptoms as a Cam Sensor.

I basically need to know if there is any validity to this, because my gut says CPS and is backed up by what I have seen. The car holds an idle just fine and even drives well, but once the engine RPMs hit about 4,000 it starts sputtering and will not continue to rev higher. Last time I had the TPS go, it would stall out instead of prevent revving.

Anyway, any advice would be helpful seeing as I do not work on PTs as much as I do my Jeep and GMC.

Thanks a million.

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Old 13 Sep 2011, 08:33 pm
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same thing happened to me but after i changed the camshaft position sensor, all prob's went away. Havent had a prob with her since. If you do decide to change the sensor just remember to use an OEM part and not an aftermarket part like from autozone. Our baby's don't them.
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I was going to pick up the part from my local O'Reilly; a Borg-Warner (BWD). I used to work for O'Reilly (when it was Kragen, near me) and I never heard any complaints on a BWD replacement from any type of vehicle. You don't think it will work as well?
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Most after market sensor are copies of the real thing made from cheap parts. Yes, they might work for awhile but usually won't hold up in the long run. One owner said he didn't mind because he couldn't afford the Chrysler part so he changes the sensor each year. Up to you.
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