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2002 pt cruiser Camshaft Sensor

I replaced the camshaft sensor (code p0340) the car still wont start. I did unplug the + on the battery. I went back to check the code and i am still getting the p0340 code

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Change the crankshaft positon sensor in the rear of the engine above the oilfilter. Also check the wiring to this sensor, they have a problem shorting out. You have to change the camshaft and crankshaft sensors at the same time. Make sure you give your car a major tune up. Did you check yor starter?.........runjoe

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • michael a baker Jun 16, 2013

    it will crank- just wont fire over and start

  • larry stewart Jul 09, 2013

    i already changed the crank sensor and the starter is cranking if i unplug the cam sensor it will start

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Car died ,code 340 & battery went dead too


This indicates that a problem was detected in the camshaft position sensor circuit. Since it says circuit, that means the problem could lie in any part of the circuit - the sensor itself, the wiring, or the PCM. Don't just replace the CPS (camshaft position sensor) and think that will definitely fix it.

Symptoms can include:
  • Hard starting or no start
  • Rough running / misfiring
  • Loss of engine power

A code P0340 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
  • a wire or connector in the circuit could be grounded/shorted/broken
  • the camshaft position sensor may have failed
  • the PCM may have failed
  • there exists an open circuit
  • the crankshaft position sensor may have failed

With a P0340 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times. Here are some things to try:
  • Visually inspect all the wiring and connectors in the circuit
  • Check for continuity in the circuit wiring
  • Check the operation (voltage) of the camshaft position sensor
  • Replace the camshaft position sensor as required
  • Check the crankshaft position circuit as well
  • Replace circuit wiring and/or connectors as required
  • Diagnose/replace the PCM as required

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You need to replace your camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor at the same time. The parts around $60 bucks together. The camshaft senors sets on the side of the engine and the crankshaft sensor sets in the rear of the engine above the oil filter. Also, check the wire harnes to both sensors they have a problem with shorting out. Make sure you tune your car up with new spk plugs, spk plug wires, and coil. The PT Cruiser is a good car ,but the sensors **** and need to be replaced often. With this car you must stay up on your maintenance. I have one with 150,000 miles and it runs like new. You can turn the key on/off, on/off,on/off, and it will give you the problem codes. Do this quikly and write them down for the mechanic. To reset your computer take off the negative battery post for about 15min and reconnect, continue to post any problems and solutions with this car. The problem code will appear in the odometer box...........runjoe

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