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2004 dodge neon p0344 code.

I replaced cam sensor.plugs and wires.still missing.do i have to fix the timing by getting into timimg belt or can it be ajusted another way?

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Code p0344efers to cam shaft position (CMP) A bank 1---circuit intermittent==causes ---wiring---poor connection CMP sensor ---ECM
The cam sensor has to be adjusted to get the right air gap for the sensor. Check the wires to the sensor for condition and check the connection to the sensor as the pins may be dirty or wet.
you cannot adjust the timing belt to prevent missing because if you could there would be a massive dollar repair bill from engine damage.
missing can be from other sources such as faulty injectors and low fuel pressure so have the fuel pressure checked and have the injectors removed and cleaned.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013

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SOURCE: 2004 dodge neon sxt. chugs and almost quits it

HEY DUDE I JUST HAD THE SAME PROBLEM!!!!!!! TIMING BELT DONT DRIVE IT TOMUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERY LIKE30,000 TO 90,000 CHANGE EM!!!!!

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Camshaft Position Sensor code is recurring.

if you noticed hows theres not much slack in the pigtail connector to the cam sensor the wires can break at the bend. replacing the pigtail should fix it

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Cam Shaft Sensor Problems

Had the same problem before on my 04 Neon SXT...camshaft sensor is on left side of engine block, take out the battery and to the left of it (face car) is the camshaft position sensor. To change it you'll have to move a few hoses but its plan to see there on the left side of the engine...pretty easy remove and replace. Fixed my problem of car not going above 2k RPM when i replaced the sensor.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Neon: P0016 (already replaced sensors, belt, tensioner

the computer may need to be reflashed. if it is running then it is not a bad sensor. either of those being bad would cause it not to run.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: CODES P0300 P0303

These codes are codes regarding failure. The code P0300 means repeated Engine Misfiring. The code P0303 means Repeated Misfiring of Cylinder Number 3. Kindly contact a technician to get both checked. Their Heads must have been misplaced or broken due to misfiring.
Thank you sir, Have a nice day.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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Replaced timing belt and water pump on a 2005 dodge neon with a 2.0 it starts and idals great but you press or reve it up it backfires through the intake and pulls up code p0344. whats the problem.


Hi Ricky, I'm glad to help. Below is the possible causes for the P0344 code that you have.



Symptom:
P0344-CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR INTERMITTENT
When Monitored and Set Condition:
P0344-CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR INTERMITTENT

When Monitored: Engine running or Cranking.
Set Condition: When the failure counter reaches 20. One Trip Fault.
POSSIBLE CAUSES

GOOD TRIP EQUAL TO ZERO
WIRING HARNESS INSPECTION
(K7) 5 VOLT SUPPLY CIRCUIT OPEN OR SHORTED TO GROUND
TONE WHEEL/PULSE RING INSPECTION
CHECKING CKP SIGNAL WITH THE DRBIII
t LAB
CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT OPEN
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORT TO GROUND
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORTED TO B+
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORT TO (K7) 5 VOLTS
PCM

Apr 18, 2014 | 2005 Dodge Neon

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Stalling wont idle


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vacuum leak somewhere, out of time, broken timing belt or missing teeth.

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Neon Code P0344


I believe that the splice for the cam sensor is about 8 inches back in the harness. Power to the cam supplies several sensors. I have fixed a few that the splice was bad, There is very little room to work in to get to the splice, but it's not impossible to fix.

Jul 13, 2013 | 2004 Dodge Neon

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2005 dodge neon want go over 2300 rpms showing code for p0344


02 sensors...Cat converter/s might be plugged

Nov 30, 2012 | 2005 Dodge Neon

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2004 Stratus 2.7l bucks above 2000rpm runs fine below 2000rpm. MIL P0344 is set, changed sensor reset code and it came back, unplugged sensor and tried starting the car. The car started after 8 seconds and...


Did you check your camshaft position sensor circuits to see if they were working correctly or test the sensor itself before going out and replacing the sensor?....Didn't think so....

Lesson learned here? Diagnostic Test Codes (DTCs) DO NOT tell you what parts to replace. They only tell you which systems or circuits in your vehicle are not working as they should be. Then it is up to the person diagnosing the car to determine what is actually CAUSING the system or circuit to malfunction......Of coarse, this requires that you must first understand how the system is supposed to work...

Anyway, with some proper diagnosis, I think you will probably find that your cam sensor code (P0344) is being caused by a timing belt that has skipped a tooth (most likely).

Bad wires or connectors in the wiring harness that is losing contact at times can also cause that code. This can be verified by watching the cam sensor signal to the PCM with a lab scope and wiggle-testing the wiring harness to see if the signal drops out.

The cam/crank sync needs to be checked with a scan tool. If the sync PID is switching back and forth between YES and NO, then it is most likely a skipped timing belt. This is usually CAUSED by a bad timing belt tentioner pulley assembly.

Yup! they DO tend to buck a little when the valve timing is not correct!

May 28, 2012 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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My Daughter bought a 2004 Dodge stratus It has a P0344 code but runs fine at 2000 rpm or lower above 2000rpm it bucks. Replaced cam Sensor with no success. can not get MIL light to go out. reset codes


Dodge Forum stated something about have the PCM reprogrammed may be in order after replacing/getting this code....said there was a tsb for it..NUMBER: 18-015-09

May 27, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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This repair shop says this neon 2.0l needs a cam sensor, bought a new part and bolted it up, i still have the code 0344, misfire detected... also new plugs and wires. any alignment required for sensor? i...


  • P0344 means that the Camshaft Position Sensor is having intermittent disruption.

  • Check the connector real well and the wires for breaks, cracks, bulging wires etc.


  • I think that aftermarket sensors are worthless to be honest. I recommend OEM sensor only because aftermarkets often don't work. So if you bought a CAM sensor at your local parts store then I would take it back and order from Chrysler.

  • A chipped tooth on your CAM sensor can cause this code as well because the sensor reads rotation. A missing tooth of the CAM will give an in the rotation of the CAM.


  • So the first this I would do is check the crankshaft position sensor as a fault from there can effect the CAM sensor too.

  • The crankshaft position sensor is in the engine block behind the alternator / just above the oil filter. See diagram below. Clean it real well and check the wiring.




  • Also make sure you clear the codes after the repair of they will remain. A CAM light does not usually just go away after fixing the reason for that code.


  • Now check the wiring and connector to the CAM sensor reall well and repair as necessary. Now clear the codes and see where you stand. If that light comes back and it is the same code then get an OEM CAM sensor and clear the codes again.


  • If that light comes back again then you will need to pull the timing cover and inspect the CAM itself for missing test.


  • If you have any questions please feel free to ask.


  • If you are satisfied with my help then please do leave a comment so others know of my quality work.

  • Crankshaft location diagram.
  • Pull the connector and the mounting bolt[s] to remove.
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  • Hope this helps.
Regards,Tony

Nov 01, 2011 | 2003 Dodge Neon

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2003 stratus both sensors replaced still unresolved


Have the exact problem. Replaced cam sensor and timing belt. Still happens intermittently. code is p0344.

May 30, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

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Camshaft Position Sensor code is recurring.


if you noticed hows theres not much slack in the pigtail connector to the cam sensor the wires can break at the bend. replacing the pigtail should fix it

May 25, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Neon

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