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Old 10-21-2010, 12:12 PM
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Default HELP...05 Town & Country-engine light-jerking at 3500 rpm-code P0016

HELP!! We have a 2005 Town & Country LX 3.3 V6. It has around 123K miles. Recently the check engine light came on and the van starts jerking/bucking at 3500rpm. We had also recently noticed a loss in acceleration. We did the key trick and got the code P0016.

What exactly does this mean and is it something that we can fix or should we take it to the dealership?

Not a lot of money so hoping for something we can fix!

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P0016-crankshaft/camshaft timing misalignment

possible causes
intermittent condition
checking intermittent cmp signal with lab
cmp wire harness inspection
tone wheel/pulse ring inspection
ckp wire harness inspection
tone wheel/pulse ring inspection
intermittent ckp signal
camshaft position sensor
crankshaft position sensor
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:32 PM
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It means the crank and cam sensors are not in sync with each other. It could be the cam sensor OR crank sensor....OR the timing chain may have even jumped (which is very uncommon) I've also seen camshaft or crankshaft alignment pin shear off (also very uncommon). The only way to really know or get a lead on it is for someone to watch the scan tool readings of the 2 sensors to get an idea where the problem is. You could also have a broken flexplate (seen many times on earlier models but not on one as new as 2005 so far) which would make the crankshaft sensor read incorrectly, the pickup for the crank sensor is part of the flexplate BTW. Hopefully it's just one of the sensors. If it is make sure and do both of them because they ususally have about the same life span.

At least get an expert diagnostic on it. You can have it repaired anywhere.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:22 PM
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Default I've got the same problem

Did you find Out what was wrong with your car ? I've got exactly the same problem (jerking loss of power at 3500 rpm).
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