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#1 Old 09-01-2006, 07:39 PM
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location of camshaft position sensor

I have A 2003 dodge ram.

I went to auto zone and they pulled up the code for the bad sensor

The truck will start and run, But if you trun it off , It will take about 1 to 2 hrs to start again.

I need to know the location of this sensor.


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Go to this web side www.hemitruckclub.com and down load the 2003 manual.
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Downloading the manual is best as detailed above. Location of the Camshaft Position Sensor also depends what engine you have in your truck. If you still need help what motor do you have?

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not a HEMI 4.7L gas 2 wheel

I got a 4.7L gas 2 wheel

the manual shows a hemi.
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right below the front right side valve cover on the side of the head.
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Is it the one that is just above the oil filter
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to the side of it
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Is it the one that is just above the oil filter
No, the oil filter is on the left side (drivers side.) The cam position sensor is under the right side (passenger side) cylinder head pointing straight down, just as slammed1 posted.
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Thanks I have found it and replaced it and took it on test drive.

Glade to report it is ran out fine.

Thanks to ALL that help me.

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Thanks I have found it and replaced it and took it on test drive.

Glade to report it is ran out fine.

Thanks to that help me.

What was wrong with it? Did you do a cam swap?

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The Prob. I had was:

No I did not do any thing to the truck, It just started this the other day.

1 - I could start only if the engine was cold

2 - If it was hot I had 1 to 2 hrs before I could start it again

3 - If I steeped on the gas It would cut out. ( spit and sputter )

I found the Prob. by turning the key switch on and of 3 time and read the code ( P0344 ) CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR.


Thank to all the Info I found on this site
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No, the oil filter is on the left side (drivers side.) The cam position sensor is under the right side (passenger side) cylinder head pointing straight down, just as slammed1 posted.
When I read the reply I ASSUMED he meant "oil filler" so I was hoping we were on the same page.

Glad you got the problem fixed,lets hope it was the right diagnosis.
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I've got a buddy with a 4.7 truck who needs a cam sensor, is the sensor hard to get to? About how long did it take you?
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Cam shaft sensor

Got My sensor at AutoZone foe about 20 bucks
Installed in less then 5 min

Sensor Location:

If you are looking at the front of the motor:
Look to your left under the motor all the way under.
I got to my with out Jacking the truck up.
got on my back and looked up and their it was.

I belive it was a 1/2" wranch.

Easy to install.

If you need help I will be here
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Alright, thanks
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I'm assuming the code will eventually clear itself?, Or is there a way to clear a code on these trucks without using a scan tool?
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It cleared up by its self after 15 miles or so
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