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My 2001 dodge neon cranked without the cam sensor connected. what's wrong with this picture?

I unplug the camshaft sensor, crank the car and it started so i check for codes, came out with p0340, so i plugged it back now i gets no codes, and didn't start up. so what's wrong with this picture.

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The sensor could be reading wrong. Unplugged it goes to default. The last known firing for the PCM. I would OHM out the old cam sensor and new one before installing the new one. If they are close, Don't install the new one. It sounds to me like you have an electrical issue. Either the ground or return signal. If it were the power, It wouldn't start. As the crank sensor is the same wire for power.

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    The cam sensor can short to ground. When it does it will knock out the crank sensor, no start. Plugging it back in and it starting means the short is gone, But the 340 code still says the cam sensor is bad. I have replaced a lot of them.

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