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Fireing system malfunction which is most likely to go out the camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor?

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Hi there,

The crank sensor is probably causing your car to fireing malfunction. The crank sensor is used by the car's ECU to tell it when to fire the spark plugs. The car will run with a bad or even a missing cam sensor, the cam sensor is used in a sequential fuel injection system to tell the ECU when to turn on an individual fuel injector. If the ECU doesn't detect a signal from the cam sensor, it will default to a batch fire mode, where all 3 injectors on either side of the engine will fire simultaneously.

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P0101 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance Problem
P0102 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input
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P0104 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Intermittent
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P0108 Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input
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P0111 Intake Air Temperature Circuit Range/Performance Problem
P0112 Intake Air Temperature Circuit Low Input
P0113 Intake Air Temperature Circuit High Input
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P0115 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Malfunction
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P0117 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low Input
P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input
P0119 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Intermittent
P0120 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch "A" Circuit Malfunction
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P0123 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch "A" Circuit High Input
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P0125 Insufficient Coolant Temperature For Closed Loop Fuel Control
P0126 Insufficient Coolant Temperature For Stable Operation
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P0131 O2Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank #1 Sensor #1)
P0132 O2Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank #1 Sensor #1)
P0133 O2Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank #1 Sensor #1)
P0134 O2Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank #1 Sensor #1)
P0135 O2Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank #1 Sensor #1)
P0136 O2Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank #1 Sensor #2)
P0137 O2Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank #1 Sensor #2)
P0138 O2Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank #1 Sensor #2)
P0139 O2Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank #1 Sensor #2)
P0140 O2Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank #1 Sensor #2)
P0141 O2Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank #1 Sensor #2)
P0142 O2Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank #1 Sensor #3)
P0143 O2Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank #1 Sensor #3)
P0144 O2Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank #1 Sensor #3)
P0145 O2Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank #1 Sensor #3)
P0146 O2Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank #1 Sensor #3)
P0147 O2Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank #1 Sensor #3)
P0150 O2Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank #2 Sensor #1)
P0151 O2Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank #2 Sensor #1)
P0152 O2Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank #2 Sensor #1)
P0153 O2Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank #2 Sensor #1)
P0154 O2Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank #2 Sensor #1)
P0155 O2Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank #2 Sensor #1)
P0156 O2Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank #2 Sensor #2)
P0157 O2Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank #2 Sensor #2)
P0158 O2Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank #2 Sensor #2)
P0159 O2Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank #2 Sensor #2)
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P0161 O2Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank #2 Sensor #2)
P0162 O2Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank #2 Sensor #3)
P0163 O2Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank #2 Sensor #3)
P0164 O2Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank #2 Sensor #3)
P0165 O2Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank #2 Sensor #3)
P0166 O2Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank #2 Sensor #3)
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P0171 System Too Lean (Bank #1)
P0172 System Too Rich (Bank #1)
P0173 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank #2)
P0174 System Too Lean (Bank #2)
P0175 System Too Rich (Bank #2)
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P0177 Fuel Composition Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0178 Fuel Composition Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0179 Fuel Composition Sensor Circuit High Input
P0180 Fuel Temperature Sensor "A" Circuit Malfunction
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P0182 Fuel Temperature Sensor "A" Circuit Low Input
P0183 Fuel Temperature Sensor "A" Circuit High Input
P0184 Fuel Temperature Sensor "A" Circuit Intermittent
P0185 Fuel Temperature Sensor "B" Circuit Malfunction
P0186 Fuel Temperature Sensor "B" Circuit Range/Performance
P0187 Fuel Temperature Sensor "B" Circuit Low Input
P0188 Fuel Temperature Sensor "B" Circuit High Input
P0189 Fuel Temperature Sensor "B" Circuit Intermittent
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P0191 Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
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P0193 Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input
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P0203 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #3
P0204 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #4
P0205 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #5
P0206 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #6
P0207 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #7
P0208 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #8
P0209 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #9
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P0211 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder #11
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P0232 Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit High
P0233 Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit Intermittent
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P0262 Cylinder #1 Injector Circuit High
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P0274 Cylinder #5 Injector Circuit High
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P0277 Cylinder #6 Injector Circuit High
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P0279 Cylinder #7 Injector Circuit Low
P0280 Cylinder #7 Injector Circuit High
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P0283 Cylinder #8 Injector Circuit High
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P0292 Cylinder #11 Injector Circuit High
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P0306 Cylinder #6 - Misfire Detected
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P0308 Cylinder #8 - Misfire Detected
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P0322 Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit No Signal
P0323 Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Intermittent
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P0327 Knock Sensor #1 - Circuit Low Input (Bank #1 or Single Sensor)
P0328 Knock Sensor #1 - Circuit High Input (Bank #1 or Single Sensor)
P0329 Knock Sensor #1 - Circuit Input Intermittent (Bank #1 or Single Sensor)
P0330 Knock Sensor #2 - Circuit Malfunction (Bank #2)
P0331 Knock Sensor #2 - Circuit Range/Performance (Bank #2)
P0332 Knock Sensor #2 - Circuit Low Input (Bank #2)
P0333 Knock Sensor #2 - Circuit High Input (Bank #2)
P0334 Knock Sensor #2 - Circuit Input Intermittent (Bank #2)
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P0336 Crankshaft Position Sensor "A" Circuit Range/Performance
P0337 Crankshaft Position Sensor "A" Circuit Low Input
P0338 Crankshaft Position Sensor "A" Circuit High Input
P0339 Crankshaft Position Sensor "A" Circuit Intermittent
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P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
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P0356 Ignition Coil "F" Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0357 Ignition Coil "G" Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0358 Ignition Coil "H" Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0359 Ignition Coil "I" Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0360 Ignition Coil "J" Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
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P0422 Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank #1)
P0423 Heated Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank #1)
P0424 Heated Catalyst Temperature Below Threshold (Bank #1)
P0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank #2)
P0431 Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank #2)
P0432 Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank #2)
P0433 Heated Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank #2)
P0434 Heated Catalyst Temperature Below Threshold (Bank #2)
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P0444 Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open
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