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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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P0340 and P0344... Camshaft Sensor Problems... need help.

About a week ago my "check engine' light came on while driving home... 2004 3.5L.

I did the ignition key dance and pulled a code P0344... Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent. At this point I did not notice any problem with the car. I purchased a new camshaft position sensor and made plans to replace it Saturday morning.

Later that week the car bucked and was limiting at 2500rpm and had a hard time starting... intermittently, and it was now pulling both a P0340... Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor Circuit
and P0344.

I swapped out the sensor and all was fine for a day. Now it is pulling a P0340 code. (GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR).

The connector to the sensor look fine, the sensor was installed with the .030" spacer paper in place. The car did run fine. Now what???????

I have read on the forum that it can be the "crankshaft" sensor??? How does this relate and why am I not pulling crankshaft sensor codes????

Any help from anyone that has been down this road would be greatly appreciated.

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It sounds like your car went into "limp mode". There was a recall that affected my 2003 Concorde 3.5L last year. It involved reprogramming only and was supposedly related to the common camshaft position sensor issues on these cars, or so I was told. Did you receive a notice about this?

You were correct in leaving the paper spacer on the new sensor. I ended up replacing both the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors on my Concorde before the problems went away to stay.
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can u help me im havin the same problem with my intrepid 2003.........im only gettin the code P0340...
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first off,, if your getting the sensors from like auto zone , O'reilleys etc,,, your throwing away $$$

the recall mentioned above has caused many problems,, from what all ive read, its almost better not to have it done
go to your local 5 star chrysler dealer, and get the cam and crank sensors and be done with it
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...the recall mentioned above has caused many problems,, from what all ive read, its almost better not to have it done...
I know they put a hold on that recall due to the problems with it, and then started it up again. Haven't some reported better luck with it since the re-start?
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