Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Intrepid V6-2.7L VIN R Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Problem: Vehicle will run with cam sensor disconnected – but it’s rough and misfiring. Vacuum gauge needle is bouncing and vacuum is very low.
Details: The shop removed valve covers to inspect the timing marks and found the right side cam sprocket damper loose and broken. The left cam tone wheel where the sensor picks up was bent. The timing marks were off and it looks like the valves are bent as well.
Confirmed Repair: Replaced the engine with a used one; it runs perfect now.