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1997 lincoln continental service engine soon lamp on

Service Engine Soon lamp on stopped at advance auto they pulled code it says cam shaft sensor bank one. Car has been running fine 10 minutes later power assist lamp comes on and its hard to steer not sure whats happening

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What are the codes?

Posted on Jul 16, 2013

Testimonial: "The code was p0340"

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