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Old 18 Dec 2008, 09:32 pm
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Default Camshaft position sensor oil leak

Hello everyone I just got my car back today it had the headgasket replaced its a 04 na Pt now I seem to have oil leaking out of the camshaft position sensor What is the fix for this I am guessing it is a seal on the camshaft that would take special tool to fix Has anyone done this repair and if so how is it done I really hate taking it back to the dealer they have been very nice to me but I have had this car back to them so many time I hate to go back I boutht this car used and sence may 08 it has had the transmission rebuilt several oil leaks including the latest transmission leak and headgasket which was seeping oil.
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Old 19 Dec 2008, 08:38 am
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

I'm not 100% sure, but I think the sensor does not have a seal. The suspect seal would be the camshaft seal.
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Old 19 Dec 2008, 09:43 am
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

Thanks that is what I am thinking also Do you know what tools it takes to replace it I really hate taking it back to the dealer
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Old 19 Dec 2008, 09:47 am
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

There is a seal on mine, simple rubber grommet it is build into the piece which you replace. Check you local suppler dealer for part, want to say under 50.

Simple tools really a ratchet and sockets would be the best option.
I replaced this part, took about an hour to do so.

You need to take out your intake box and manifold completely. That requires a simple flat head driver.

I believe you are talking about the upper piece, which can be seen once you open the hood just above the lower (small) intake hose which comes out of the side of the intake box correct?
The lower portion, the camshaft sensor, is a much harder job.
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Old 19 Dec 2008, 10:26 am
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

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the part that is leaking from is the camshaft position sensor
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Old 19 Dec 2008, 11:52 am
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

Camshaft.

Reference this information below and my discussion about this matter when I faced this trouble
http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...de-0340-a.html

There are two parts upper and lower. Trips typically error code 0340.
The upper is the Camshaft Sensor, it tells the camshaft to turn over (I think).
If this fails you will not be able to turn the PT's engine over and it will just keep trying to crank.
This piece looks like a flat panel type piece with a wire housing attachment.
see link
RockAuto Parts Catalog

The lower from what I know is the Camshaft Position Sensor. From what my mechanic told me, on 01-02 the sensor is behind the oil filter, access is from under the cruiser, jack stands or ramps are fine.
03+ the moved it to a location behind the passenger side wheel.
I know I had to attempt to change this part myself and could not find it anywhere my Haynes manual told me to look. I got lucky and my problem was from the upper Camshaft sensor unit.
This piece looks like a prob type with a wiring harness attachment
see link

Shop 1A AutoŽ for Chrysler PT Cruiser Crankshaft Sensor 2.4L (8th VIN Digit B) 2001-02 for your PT Cruiser


Lastly,
Have you replace this already, I know I often come in late?
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Old 19 Dec 2008, 12:09 pm
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

No I have not replaced it yet the oil is coming from the upper camshaft sensor but the car is still running there is just oil coming out from it
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Old 19 Dec 2008, 12:15 pm
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

Oh ok,
Do yourself a favor and get a new part, like under 50 at Napa when I got mine. Make reference to which one you need. I got both in case.

Get some silicone just in case, silicone which is made to form a gasket type seal which can be removed if needed.

Replace at home when you have time, very simple procedure really. Save a ton of money, dealer quoted me around 200 for the job. I did it for under 50.
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Old 20 Dec 2008, 10:08 pm
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

If you send me your email address I can email the Shop Manual section about camshaft seals. Send me a PM.
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 01:24 pm
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Default Re: Camshaft position sensor oil leak

Well after taking the car back for the oil leak at the camshaft sensor they replace the seal and it still leaks. So I took it back again and this time I see they siliconed the sensor to the head not a very good fix in my opinion but my question is will the oil leaking on the sensor make the sensor go bad?
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