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teekay
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Engine code help?
#1299679 - 08/13/06 05:37 PM

OK, so this is for a '99 SE/Sport (2.5L V6), ATX. I have no idea if either of the following are related to my code -- the check engine light came on for a day or two recently, then went back off. Twice recently I stopped at a stoplight, I hit the gas when it went green, then nothing happened, then everything jerked to life (including my heart!). Also, once in a while when starting the car, I get a high-pitched grinding and no engine start (bad starter?) -- if I wait 2 secs and start again, it's fine.

Anyway, the code in question is P0340 -- Camshaft Position - Sensor A, Bank 1 circuit malfunction.

What does that mean, and is it related to either of the other issues?

Thanks,
-Tom

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AliasJerk™
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Re: Engine code help? new
#1299681 (Re: teekay) 08/13/06 05:54 PM

Originally posted by teekay:
OK, so this is for a '99 SE/Sport (2.5L V6), ATX. I have no idea if either of the following are related to my code -- the check engine light came on for a day or two recently, then went back off. Twice recently I stopped at a stoplight, I hit the gas when it went green, then nothing happened, then everything jerked to life (including my heart!). Also, once in a while when starting the car, I get a high-pitched grinding and no engine start (bad starter?) -- if I wait 2 secs and start again, it's fine.

Anyway, the code in question is P0340 -- Camshaft Position - Sensor A, Bank 1 circuit malfunction.

What does that mean, and is it related to either of the other issues?

Thanks,
-Tom




yeah, youre gonna wanna replace that sensor... That will fix your hesitation problem... as for the starter... I dont know a whole lot about contour starters as I dont really have any experience with them... But I remember reading a thread a while back about how sometimes the starter wont hit the flywheel properly and over time eat it up... Someone will chime in more about that if I am wrong... or right...

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Edited by AliasJerk™ (08/13/06 05:55 PM)

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Tony2005
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Re: Engine code help? P0340 new
#1299795 (Re: teekay) 08/13/06 10:58 PM

For Camshaft Position sensor. Code P0340, the one in yellow.

Originally posted by chongo:
It will take you 5 minutes.
Unscrew one bolt, pull out sensor, screw in bolt!





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