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Today my 2010 SXT started throwing this code (P0365) and my reader shows it as Camshaft Position Sensor. I googled it because typically sensors are an easy fix, but all I could find was crankshaft sensor information. Does anyone know where I can find the camshaft sensor and if it's something I can do easily? I moved cross country so I'm short a garage now :cry:
 

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Hope this helps:

2010 2.4L FRONT


FRONT CAM SENSOR

FRONT CAM SENSOR


  1. Remove the air cleaner hose to throttle body, disconnect the inlet air temperature sensor electrical connector.
  2. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect electrical connector from camshaft position sensor.
  4. Remove camshaft position sensor mounting screws.

CAM SENSOR

CAM SENSOR


  1. Remove sensor.
 

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2010 2.4L REAR


REAR CAM SENSOR SHIELD INSTALLED

REAR CAM SENSOR SHIELD INSTALLED


  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect electrical connector at sensor.
  3. Remove nut retaining heat shield.

REAR CAM SENSOR SHIELD REMOVED

REAR CAM SENSOR SHIELD REMOVED


  1. Pull heat shield out to uncover sensor.
  2. Remove mounting bolt.

CAM SENSOR

CAM SENSOR


  1. Remove sensor.
 

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I'm trying to switch this out right now and man I wish it was as easy as the pictures.. everything is so crammed together back there 🙄
 

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I hope you are using what came with it and not aftermarket parts. NKT/ NKG are the most common OE parts used by Mother Mopar.
 

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I hope you are using what came with it and not aftermarket parts. NKT/ NKG are the most common OE parts used by Mother Mopar.
I got a sensor from autozone, gave up trying to do it myself and brought it to a garage today. They told me they fixed it up, charged me for it and then I took up off the road. Car maxed out at 30 mph so I turned right back around to bring it back. No idea what's going on
 

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Sorry to hear that. Sounds like another case of just do what the owner wants and nothing more. There are other things to check beyond just changing a sensor per code number. Like checking the wires to it and also noting for other possible causes, like with the VVT system oil control solenoid(s) for the cam phasers. And on quick code look up, the Crank sensor could also be bad. Testing voltages and resistances before condemning a particular sensor will save MONEY and heartache.
Keep us "in the loop" as to how things go for you and ride. :)
 

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This has got to me the most confusing problem with my car so far. We ended up putting the old sensor back in since it worked better than the new one and the code and CEL went away. I went to visit family over the weekend and it essentially maxed out at 3,000 rpm on the highway but would still go up in speed when I hit the gas. (I had to almost floor it though for any increase in speed.) It turns out that I'm ALSO leaking transmission fluid, I believe it's just from a bad gasket though. Could this have been the cause of the weird highway driving?
 

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I havent looked into the camshaft sensor on the avenger yet but most cars ive dealt with have had bank 1 and a bank 2 sensor. I guess it helps having the skinny female hands to get down in there to replace. My last car had the same issue that ended up being the bank 2 sensor and then the MAP sensor. Like I said, I havent had this issue with my avenger so I have not checked if its the same as what I have dealt with but thought it may help or you could check in to that as well if problem persists
 

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Cam and crankshaft position sensors aren't too difficult to test for complete failure with a multimeter. 1) Check that voltage supplied at the sensor (key on) is somewhere between 5 & 9 volts depending on model. 2) Reverse the test leads to check for full battery voltage across the ground wire. 3) Wave the tip of the sensor close to a chunk of iron such as a ratchet head and watch that the voltage on the signal wire goes back and forth from almost zero to 5 volts. Beware: You could ruin the computer if you do something wrong here, so definitely do your research first and if you don't understand it, don't do it. Even if this test passes, they may need to be checked with an oscilloscope to diagnose dynamic performance. By the way, I found that the crankcase sensor fits into the camshaft sensor coupling, so I could test it from up top. Someone had replaced the pigtail at the crankcase sensor on my 2.0. While checking wire colors to safely do the voltage tests, two of the three wires fell apart. Removed the old crimp connectors, Scotchbrite-prepped the bare wires and made clean, bright solder joints to permanently eliminate that problem. Follow-up oscilloscope checks confirmed good sensors.
 

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I'm having a similar issue, my error code was a P0366 citing the bank 1 camshaft sensor B. This may be a dumb a question but would I just need to replace the same sensor as above or would it be a different one?

Thanks in advance!
 
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