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P0340 code and p0344 on 3.7 dodge Dakota

I have two codes that pop up. p0344 & p0340. the truck runs ok but bugs down on exl, the check engine light some times goes off and the truck runs great. why ??

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  • Thomas Mar 25, 2014

    First check the easy thing. Have your battery tested. Sensors very sensitive to failing battery. If the battery tests fine then you will need to change the Cam sensor probably a $30 part. On your truck remove the air filter housing & the cam sensor should be easily accessible at the front of the cyl head. Hope this works for you. Based on your P codes it should.

  • Jerry Bartee
    Jerry Bartee Mar 25, 2014

    I had that problem. what I done was to make sure my battery was in good shape, and then i disconnected the wiring from the sensor, and cleaned the contacts. on my truck

  • Jerry Bartee
    Jerry Bartee Mar 25, 2014

    Add a CommentI hit the wrong button. as i was saying when i cleaned the connector. it started working ok. If it doesn't you will have to change the sensor

  • clowdy4
    clowdy4 Apr 01, 2014

    p0344, is a intermittent cam sensor failure. And p0340, is the cam sensor circuit. In other words. Change/ replace the cam sensor.

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First check the easy thing. Have your battery tested. Sensors very sensitive to failing battery. If the battery tests fine then you will need to change the Cam sensor probably a $30 part. On your truck remove the air filter housing & the cam sensor should be easily accessible at the front of the cyl head. Hope this works for you. Based on your P codes it should.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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SOURCE: 2005 dodge diesel codes!

Hi..
the Code P0340, Camshaft Position sensor problem or Loss signal.
The Code P0341, Camshaft Position sensor Intermitent Signal.

The First step you should do is : Locate the Camsahaft sensor,
Is located On Right Front of the Engine..
It use a 3 wires Connector.
1-- Pink/Yellow
2-- Brown/Orange
3-- Dark blue/Gray.

After you found it. Inspect the Connector. If is The connector in good condition.
Replace the Camshaft Position sensor...

Ok... I hope this help on your problem..
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Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Dakota Engine Light

below is coped directly from Chrysler. sorry but if you have that code you need a PCM

Symptom:

P0601-PCM INTERNAL CONTROLLER FAILURE
POSSIBLE CAUSES
POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE
TEST ACTION APPLICABILITY

1 NOTE: This DTC indicates an internal PCM problem.
If there are no possible causes remaining, view repair.

All
Repair
Replace and program the Powertrain Control Module in accordance
with the Service Information.

Perform POWERTRAIN VERIFICATION TEST VER - 2.
38
COMMUNICATION

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: engine check light

It means that it didn't receive a signal from the transmision module.
Have your transmission control module checked.

To reset your engine codes:
Remove the negative terminal of your battery (10mm wrench).
Turn your ignition key to START and hold it there for about 15 seconds.
Turn your ignition key to OFF and remove it.
Connect the negative terminal of your battery.

TCM (Trans control Module)
(electronic transmission control module)

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SOURCE: My 2001 Dodge dakota bogs down and backfires the

if the code said it was running rich then your fuel injectors could be dripping fuel into one of the cylinders. try cleaning your injectors. if that dont work then it could be one of your EGR valves, check for that. and check for fuel filter. One of those has to be the problem. most likely its one of your EGR valves. check it out!

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: code p0340 on 2000 dodge intrepid

it might be the cam shaft sensor it might be the crank shaft sensor the best thing to do is replace them bolth. but it does sound like it may be either one because if one goes out the other will still work but when starting the car it will take longer for it to read from either or the one sensor that is still working because they work together to tell the system to deliver the gas. im pretty positive that it is either the cam or crank shaft sensor

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Hi..
the Code P0340, Camshaft Position sensor problem or Loss signal.
The Code P0341, Camshaft Position sensor Intermitent Signal.

The First step you should do is : Locate the Camsahaft sensor,
Is located On Right Front of the Engine..
It use a 3 wires Connector.
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Replace the Camshaft Position sensor...

Ok... I hope this help on your problem..
Thank you for use Fixya...

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