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Unread 11-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Newb - questions, camshaft sensor, oil dip stick tube..

Hi, I'm new to the forum, found it searching for help to my problems and decided to sign up. I just bought a 2003 liberty with the 2.4 5 speed and have been looking it over the past day to figure out what I need to do to fix it, and with that I've discovered some problems that I need some help with.

1. the dip stick tube is broken off, it appears that the previous owner grinded the bottom of the remaining tube to narrow it to let it sit in the hole. What I can't figure out is if there is still a piece of the original tube in the block or not as it is hard to get at or even see. I've attached a picture of it below. Originally I thought it was the bottom part of the tube and put an ezout on it but it didn't seem to loosen, so now I'm thinking now it's just the block. What do you guys think? I haven't had a chance to get a new tube yet to see if it fits.

2. I'm getting three error codes with my code reader, one points to 0340, the camshaft sensor. I'm trying to locate that and found a thread here that has a diagram of it but it doesn't match up with I see in person. The parts I see online don't seem to match either. I've pasted an image of what I think it is below, (the one with the 3 prongs). I tried loosening the screw on it and some coolant began to leak too, not sure if that is normal. This is on the passenger side by the way. Does this look like the right thing?

3. My third problem that I can really figure out is there is some driveline vibration, shuttering, it is in every gear but worse when in 4x4 and worse in lower gears. I can move the tranny left to right a bit at the trans mount rubber, (about 1/2" each way so 1 inch range) and the front driveshaft has a bit of play coming out of the transfer case, maybe a 1/4" total range (1/8 each side). Is this much play normal? Ujoints seem tight, although they do look rusty.

Thanks

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Unread 11-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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Unread 11-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Man, you cannucks have a road salt problem. That some nasty rust. Your bottom picture, the thing that is leaking coolant, that is a freeze plug heater. As nasty as it looks, replace it. Not sure what to say about the dipstick issue and the horrendous rust.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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anyone know where the camshaft sensor is on the 2.4? I thought it was on the passenger side near the motor mount and that it had 3 wires, the only thing with 3 wires that I could find was the plug heater as has streetglidok pointed out.
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