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2008 dodge nitro 3.7l just did right head timing chains and gaskets driving lost power cranks no start code p0340 put new cam sensor in still no start any answers will be appreciated
 

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2008 dodge nitro 3.7l just did right head timing chains and gaskets driving lost power cranks no start code p0340 put new cam sensor in still no start any answers will be appreciated
P0340-camshaft Position Sensor Circuit

This DODGE code does not say replace the sensor only. It could be in the wiring too.

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

Any luck there?

Possible causes Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection Faulty starter motor Starting system circuit Dead (Weak) battery



P0340 Dodge Description

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 Engine 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.

One of the most under looked issues with the Nitro is the battery that usually lasts only 3 years.

Dodge Nitro :Battery issues?


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Ok has anyone else been having trouble with theirs keep cranking trying to start after releasing the key and this symbol )lighting bolt(
 

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Dodge NO Crank NO Start (Not A Starter Problem!)


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Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler No Crank NO Start (Not a starter problem!) So, you replaced a lot of parts and still can't figure out why your vehicle is not starting. This is a common problem affecting may vehicles. A no crank no start may be due to wireless control module or also known as sentra key remote entry module. This affects the remote keyless entry which prevents it from properly operating. An electrostatic discharge is responsible causing the wireless control module to

lockup. To correct this problem, replace the wireless control module. Make sure to rule out a possible starter, ignition switch, and related starting system components before replacing the wireless control module. This also affects the following module 2007 to 2008 jeep wrangler 2007 to 2008 dodge nitro, 2007 to 2008 dodge caliber, 2006 to 2008 chrysler pt cruiser, 2007 to 2008 chrysler sebring, 2007 to 2008 dodge avenger
 
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