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I have changed the camshaft position senson several times on my 05 Neon and now replacing it doesnt do any good. im getting an intermittent camshaft positon circuit error. how do I test the wiring and what else could it be?

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I never had a problem with the cam sensor in my neon, drove it for 10 years. However, the O2 Sensor fault tends to send a signal that a bad Cam sensor is present and if the timing belt is lose or jumps that will send a false code. The timing belt on these uses a spring tension device in the 2000 to 2003 and a hydraulic tension arm in the 2003 and later models. The hydraulic tension assembly tends to hang and allows the timing to be erratic. Not enough to throw it off all the time, apparently when the belt pops it comes free, but that is all it takes to through the cam timing off and that causes the computer to send a fault signal or random misfire signal. Look at the Timing belt after replacing the O2 sensor if the O2 replacement doesn't resolve the problem.

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Replaced timing belt and water pump on a 2005 dodge neon with a 2.0 it starts and idals great but you press or reve it up it backfires through the intake and pulls up code p0344. whats the problem.


Hi Ricky, I'm glad to help. Below is the possible causes for the P0344 code that you have.



Symptom:
P0344-CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR INTERMITTENT
When Monitored and Set Condition:
P0344-CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR INTERMITTENT

When Monitored: Engine running or Cranking.
Set Condition: When the failure counter reaches 20. One Trip Fault.
POSSIBLE CAUSES

GOOD TRIP EQUAL TO ZERO
WIRING HARNESS INSPECTION
(K7) 5 VOLT SUPPLY CIRCUIT OPEN OR SHORTED TO GROUND
TONE WHEEL/PULSE RING INSPECTION
CHECKING CKP SIGNAL WITH THE DRBIII
t LAB
CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT OPEN
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORT TO GROUND
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORTED TO B+
(K44) CMP SIGNAL CIRCUIT SHORT TO (K7) 5 VOLTS
PCM

Apr 18, 2014 | 2005 Dodge Neon

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Neon Code P0344


I believe that the splice for the cam sensor is about 8 inches back in the harness. Power to the cam supplies several sensors. I have fixed a few that the splice was bad, There is very little room to work in to get to the splice, but it's not impossible to fix.

Jul 13, 2013 | 2004 Dodge Neon

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Runs but wont go over 2300 rpms showing code number P0344


Installing parts based on a code is not how it is done

The codes do not tell you what is wrong or what to replace

PO344-Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent

The sensor just reported a fault code,now you need a shop
with trouble charts to properly diagnose the issue

Could be mechanical

Nov 30, 2012 | 2005 Dodge Neon SXT

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My car is showing PO344 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Intermittent) as a problem it's having... I replaced the camshaft sensor about 2 years ago when I was having a similar problem; could the sensor...


All ways, the camshaft position sensor signal sent to the ECM is intermittent

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 Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Electronic 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.

When the engine is running, the high and low parts of the teeth cause the gap with the sensor to change. The changing gap causes the magnetic field near the sensor to change. The change in the magnetic field cause the voltage from the sensor to change.

When the crankshaft position sensor (POS) system becomes inoperative, the camshaft position sensor provides various controls of engine parts instead, utilizing timing of cylinder identification signals.

Check thos DTC diagnostic and possible solutions about P0344 - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent

Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Lack/Loss of Power
- Engine Stall

Possible causes
- Harness or connectors (The sensor circuit is open or shorted)
- Camshaft position sensor may be faulty
- Camshaft (Intake) may be damage
- Starter motor may be faulty
- Starting system circuit
- Dead (Weak) battery

Possible solution
- Charge battery
- Repair harness or connector
- Replaced Camshaft Position Sensor.
Tech notes
- Sometimes and in some models, low battery voltage or a weak starter can can trigger a Camshaft Position Sensor code.


Hope this helps.

Mar 27, 2011 | Dodge Stratus Cars & Trucks

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Where is the cam sensor on a 2005 dodge neon sxt 2.0


Camshaft Position Sensor-On top of engine Operation The Engine Management System (EMS) uses the camshaft position sensor to manage sequential fuel injection and as part of misfire diagnosis. The EMS constantly monitors the number of pulses on the signal circuit. The EMS compares the number of camshaft sensor reference pulses and the number of crankshaft position sensor reference pulses received. If the EMS receives an incorrect number of pulses, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) should be stored in the EMS. Some engine management systems will then default to multi-port or "gang-fire" injector operation. The camshaft position sensor signal is required to sequence the injector operation to the proper cylinder timing. If the camshaft position sensor or circuit is faulty, most engines will start. However, the EMS misfire diagnostic will likely be affected.
The following symptoms can be caused by an intermittent wiring connections or faulty signal to the EMS.
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  • Chuggle
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  • Stalling on acceleration
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Aug 05, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Neon

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MY DODGE NEON SXT WONT GO OVER 2200 RPM'S WHEN I TRY IT SPUTTERS AND STARTS TO STALL OUT. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP


Had this problem on my 05 Neon as well, Could possibly be the cam sensor. Should throw a code if it is though.

Jan 01, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Neon

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P0304 p0344


po304 means cylinder 4 misfire detected

po344 means camshaft position circut intermittent

Jul 08, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Neon

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For what sensor is the code po340 on a dodge neon 04 and how i change.


Hi,
This indicates that a problem was detected in the camshaft position sensor circuit. Since it says circuit, that means the problem could lie in any part of the circuit - the sensor itself, the wiring, or the PCM. Don't just replace the CPS (camshaft position sensor) and think that will definitely fix it.

With a P0340 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times. Here are some things to try:

  • Visually inspect all the wiring and connectors in the circuit
  • Check for continuity in the circuit wiring
  • Check the operation (voltage) of the camshaft position sensor
  • Replace the camshaft position sensor as required
  • Check the crankshaft position circuit as well
  • Replace circuit wiring and/or connectors as required
  • Diagnose/replace the PCM as required
Thanks.

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Camshaft Position Sensor code is recurring.


if you noticed hows theres not much slack in the pigtail connector to the cam sensor the wires can break at the bend. replacing the pigtail should fix it

May 25, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Neon

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Flashing light on dashboard 98 dodge neon service engine soon light on


11= Timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more from initial learned value, Intermittent loss of either camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, No crank reference signal detected during engine cranking for dodge odb readout. Hope this helps.

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