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Old 28 Jul 2012, 10:34 am
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Well my daughter 04 stalled again last night checked for spark this time and there was none. We've chaned the cam and crank sensors, timing belt and tensioner, new plugs and wires. Again this time I did the key dance and it wouoldn't show any codes not even "done", just the mileage. I didn't check for fuel this time, but last time it stall it was pumping fuel. I'm leaning towards the coil unless someone else has any ideas.

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Old 28 Jul 2012, 11:10 am
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Yes, the coil supplies the spark but the Camshaft sensor tell the coil when to send that spark. Did you replace the old one with a genuine MOPAR sensor? AFtermarket sensor either don't last very long or don't work at all.
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Old 28 Jul 2012, 11:45 am
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Cruzin,

I replaced the cam sensor about a year ago when it went out with wn ORiellys one. When she started having problems about two months ago I went back to OReillys since it had a life time warrantee. Do you know how much a Mopae one is? She has very limited funds right now.

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Old 28 Jul 2012, 01:22 pm
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No, I never had to buy one. Don't know the price and I don't want you to waste your money. Your choice is the coil and that would probably be more than a new sensor and all I can say is the stock coil is a good part. Doesn't mean they never fail, but a heck of a lot less then all the after market sensors that we've heard of.

Without having a diagnostic test, it's only a guess as to what's wrong. My suggestion right now, do the key dance again. Is there now or was there ever an engine light? Have you ever gotten any code from the computer? If your not getting at least the "done", you may be doing it wrong.
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Ya the key dance is a little tricky for me also. But you will se done at the very least if you get it right.
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I worked on it this morning. And it stalled after idling about 15 minutes. It started running rough and then died. I tested the cam sensor to see if it was working and it was OK. It started again about 15 minutes later, I guess after it cooled down. I'd like to test the crank sensor, but need to find it first. Is there any way to test the coil other than checking for spark? The only codes I'm getting are P0032 and P0038. Right after I'd dies it will not show a code.

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Old 28 Jul 2012, 03:55 pm
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Crank sensor in the 01-03 is above the oil filter, after that they hid it behind the starter motor.

P0032 and P0038 if I remember right are for the 02 sensors.
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Tested the crank sensor, it's was putting out a signal like it should. Also tested to see if the coil was getting the volts it needs and it was. But, nothing coming out of it, thats telling me that the coil is bad. Would you agree with that?

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Old 28 Jul 2012, 07:55 pm
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Something to read:

Ignition coil problem...maybe?
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