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2 codes show up on the reader.

P0341 and P0404. Are these something easy to fix?

Should I seek a professional?

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The P0341 code is a code indicating that the cam position sensor circuit is out of range or not performing properly. The P0404 code indicates the EGR is out of range or not performing properly.

Those codes seem rather odd to have together. If the cam sensor was bad I would expect some driveability issues or possibly even issues with getting the vehicle started. The EGR could cause some idle issues.

I just cant get past that those codes seem so unrelated, they are for two different systems. If you are not experiencing any driveablity issues, I would clear the codes with either a scan tool or just disconnect the battery for a few minutes. If they come back then yes, I would have it looked at. You could try replacing the Cam position sensor, and see if that helps, but the EGR is a bit more challenging and would be a more costly item to replace.

Hope this helps out.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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    GeorgioP Feb 21, 2011

    Those codes are common together if your internal engine has a lot of carbon built up inside, IE over 140,000 miles or so on the engine. I had the same problem with both codes at the same time. I used new sets of Copper plus Champion plugs and Autolite wires to clear the P0341 code, and cleaned the ignition coil terminals. The P0404 was dirty EGR, that I cleaned well, but the CEL keeps coming back, so I keep cleaning it, it is OK for a couple of weeks after cleaning , then the CEL come back , so I am not sure if I will replace it. That is the wife's car....



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