P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunctionhttp://engine-codes.com/p0340.htmlForum
CodePossible causes- Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
- Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
- Faulty starter motor
- Starting system circuit
- Dead (Weak) battery
Tech notes Sometimes and in some models, low battery voltage or a weak starter can can trigger a Camshaft Position Sensor code.
When is the code detected?The camshaft position sensor signal is not detected by the Engine Control Module(ECM) during the first few seconds of engine crankingSymptoms- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Lack/Loss of Power
- Engine StallP0340 Description The Camshaft Position Sensor is an electronic device used in an engine to record the rate at which the camshaft is spinning. This information is used by the Engine Control Module(ECM
) to control ignition and fuel injection. The camshaft position sensor senses the retraction of camshaft (intake) to identify a particular cylinder. The camshaft position sensor senses the piston position. The sensor system consists of a rotating part, typically a disc, as well as a static part, the actual sensor.