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2005 chrysler 300 c touring. Shakes and feels starved for gas. Check engine light on. Timing belt cam sensors changed. Electronic throttle control? My dad thinks it may be the cam sensors wires...

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Hi Jen,
Try to get a fault code readout using the ignition switch: "on-off-on-off-on and leave on" doing that in 5 seconds or less elapsed time. Then watch the odometer window on the cluster to see if the mileage reading is replaced by a 4-digit number(s) preceded by a P. Let me know what you find.
If that doesn't get a code, then a nationwide auto parts store (e.g. Autozone) will often do a free readout with a plug in code reader or an independent shop will do it for $40 or so.
Getting the fault codes is the first thing to do.
Roland

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