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Smog failed cause cam sensor

Replaced cam sensor checked that crank & oil pump gear were correctly timed still recieving 340 code. truck is a 97 2.3 with 267,000 + runs great. I did replace the timming belt 2 years ago @ aprox. 175,000 cause I didn't want to posibly have a big problem. My personal openion is this cam sensor is BS, the cam gear could be any place & the cam sensor wouldn't know cause it runs off the oil pump gear.I checked for wires bad conections & there are no visable signs of wear.

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  • bdcoffman Jun 25, 2008

    How the h... does the thermostate or catalytic converter have any thing to do with an auto trouble code 340 which indicates a bad cam sensor! Did you send a fixit statement to the wrong person?

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You should check the make sure the thermostat operates normally and that the fuel octane is 87 or higher (usually the lowest grade available at the station, so I doubt this is the issue). If your engine temperature isn't too high and the fuel is 87 octane or more, I'd expect you probably have a catalytic converter issue

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