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I have a saturn 2001 sl2 and the car will not pass emission test because the test showed a code P0341 camshaft sensor the car dos'nt have a cameshaft sensor I'm leanning toward the coil or camshaf sensor the only thing left is the ignition modual. spark plug & wires have a good spark. Coul you lead me in the rhigt direction?

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Blowes me away that fail emmissions with cam code...... but i don't find the exact words.." cam sensor " but i do see engine speed sensor same thing..... also remember the ignition mod set up is just a gm.....replace cam sens first... purchase sens then you know what to look for... oem parts only.........then if no fix since you don't have lab scope you can try ignition module... i personally am tight.. i would get from junk yard.. to save money.. if fixes then you know to purchase new one with out risk

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If there is a good spark, then the crank sensor should be good, and module and packs should be fine. It may be crank sensor or ignition module. Are you getting good fuel pressure? You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual. Much better than the books.

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What is code p0341


DTC P0341: Camshaft Position Sensor "A" Circuit Range/Performance B1
Probable cause:
  1. Sensor or solenoid faulty
  2. Connector terminal contact damaged or corroded
  3. Wire harness fault. Check for correct voltage, open, short to ground or short to voltage
  4. Update control unit software - Check for the latest control unit update
  5. PCM or ECM faulty

Jul 05, 2017 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

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WHAT IS THE CODE P0341


This P0341 code basically means that the powertrain control module (PCM) detected a problem with the camshaft signal. The camshaft position sensor (CPS) sends a specific signal to the PCM for Top Dead Center on the compression stroke as well as signals indicating the position of the cam sensor. This is accomplished through a reluctor wheel attached to the camshaft that passes by the cam sensor. Any time that the signal to the PCM is inconsistent with what the signal should be, this code is set. NOTE: this code can also be set by extended cranking periods.
FB.init("dd7d9e9681341cde77587bc6a2029f6f"); OBD-Codes.com on Facebook Symptoms The car will likely run with this code set, as it is often intermittent and also because the PCM can often operate the vehicle in "limp-in/limp-home" mode even with a cam sensor signal problem. There may be no noticeable symptoms other than:
  • Poor fuel economy (if engine runs)
  • Possible no start condition
Causes A code P0341 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
  • Cam sensor wiring routed too close to spark plug wiring (causing interference)
  • Poor wiring connection at cam sensor
  • Poor wiring connection at PCM
  • Bad cam sensor
  • Damaged reluctor wheel
Possible Solutions Often relacing the sensor fixes this code, but not necessarily. Therefore it's important to check the following:
  • Check that the wiring isn't routed too close to any secondary ignition components (coil, spark plug wires, etc.)
  • Visually inspect the wiring at the sensor for any burn marks, discoloration indicative of melting or chafing
  • Visually inspect the cam sensor for damage
  • Visually inspect the reluctor wheel through the cam sensor port (if possible) for any missing teeth or any damage
  • If reluctor isn't visible from outside the engine, visual test can only be done by removing cam shaft or intake manifold (depending on engine design)
  • If all checks out okay, then replace the sensor.
Related Camshaft Trouble Codes: P0340

Mar 07, 2012 | 1996 Saturn SL

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How to reset computer on Saturn 2001 LS - did not pass air pollution test. Three codes came up P0133, P0341, P0442. The car runs fine. Check engine light is on.


Resetting the computer isnt going to fix anything. Get it repaired. If you reset it, it still will not pass if the monitors have not run and passed.

Aug 30, 2011 | Saturn LS Cars & Trucks

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I have 3 codes on my 2001 saturn SL2. PO301, PO410, PO442. What do these mean? Is the car worth repairing? Will it pass a vehicle emissions test?


PO 301 is no 1 cylinder misfire, PO 410 is secondary air injection system, & PO 442 is Medium leak detected in EVAP system.

Feb 14, 2011 | 2001 Saturn S-Series

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I have a 2002 saturn sl2 with a troublecode of p0341. the vehicle has 135000 on it. my step dad called auto zone and they told him twice that this code does not exist for this vehicle. So I would like to...


Hello: First things first. If your car has a v/6 engine (3.0 liter) then yes code P0341 applies. The code relates to the camshaft position performance. The sensor is easy to replace, it is on the drivers side at the front of the engine (front of the valve cover) the sensor has one electrical connector and one bolt holds it on. If you have the v/6 engine then after replacing the sensor you will have to have a scan tool to clear the code.

Jan 07, 2011 | 2002 Saturn Sl

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1998 saturn sc2 po341


P0341 - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

This P0341 code basically means that the powertrain control module (PCM) detected a problem with the camshaft signal. The camshaft position sensor (CPS) sends a specific signal to the PCM for Top Dead Center on the compression stroke as well as signals indicating the position of the cam sensor. This is accomplished through a reluctor wheel attached to the camshaft that passes by the cam sensor. Any time that the signal to the PCM is inconsistent with what the signal should be, this code is set. NOTE: this code can also be set by extended cranking periods.

Symptoms: The car will likely run with this code set, as it is often intermittent and also because the PCM can often operate the vehicle in "limp-in/limp-home" mode even with a cam sensor signal problem. There may be no noticeable symptoms other than:
* Poor fuel economy (if engine runs)
* Possible no start condition


Causes: A code P0341 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Cam sensor wiring routed too close to spark plug wiring (causing interference)
* Poor wiring connection at cam sensor
* Poor wiring connection at PCM
* Bad cam sensor
* Damaged reluctor wheel

Possible Solutions: Often relacing the sensor fixes this code, but not necessarily. Therefore it's important to check the following:
* Check that the wiring isn't routed too close to any secondary ignition components (coil, spark plug wires, etc.)
* Visually inspect the wiring at the sensor for any burn marks, discoloration indicative of melting or chafing
* Visually inspect the cam sensor for damage
* Visually inspect the reluctor wheel through the cam sensor port (if possible) for any missing teeth or any damage
* If reluctor isn't visible from outside the engine, visual test can only be done by removing cam shaft or intake manifold (depending on engine design)
* If all checks out okay, then replace the sensor.

Related Camshaft Trouble Codes: P0340


Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

Jan 03, 2011 | Saturn SC2 Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2001 Saturn SL2 and I have a code that does not make any sense to my mechanic. PO341. Also PO442. Any help or suggestions?????


Hello ihatethiscom: My name is Roger and I will help you. The code p0341 Is for the camshaft position sensor There are several things that can cause the code. A intermittent engine misfire to a camshaft sensor problem. I always look for the simple problems first. A lot of people look at the sensor as being the problem not always so. As for the code p0442 this is a fuel evaporator system problem. This has several options when it comes to finding a solution. As I said try to look for the simple solution. A loose fuel cap can set this code also. A dirty fuel vapor canister or a cracked vapor line could cause the code also. What the code is saying is there is a small vacuum leak to the fuel tank. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer you received. Thank You for using Fix YA. Roger

Apr 19, 2010 | 2001 Saturn SL

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1998 Saturn problem code P0341


P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance.

most likely the sensor is bad

Jan 06, 2010 | 1998 Saturn SL

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1999 Chevrolet Malibu Code PO122 problem fault code in the emission test and P0341 fault code in emssion test.


po341 is camshaft position sensor A bank 1 ckt range/perf and po122 istps/pedal position sensor A curcuit low input this is throttle position switch on side of throttle body!

Jun 05, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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