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  • Perry
    Perry - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/11/2014
    Where is the trans. sensor locaded
    ck. engine lt. came on. Code P0340
    • Jimm
      1/11/2014 Jimm
      P0340 = Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction

      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.

      A code P0340 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
      • a wire or connector in the circuit could be grounded/shorted/broken
      • the camshaft position sensor may have failed
      • the PCM may have failed
      • there exists an open circuit
      • the crankshaft position sensor may have failed

      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

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the camshaft position sensor from around $30.00 for your vehicle. This would be; Airtex / Wells part # 2R1.

      Cam position sensor replacement steps;
      Open the air cleaner holder by undoing the two snaps, then loosening the air pipe fastener with the screwdriver (or a socket wrench) and gently pushing the hose off. Take out the filter, unplug the little hose on the left hand side (assuming you are leaning over the grille and radiator), and wiggle/pull the air cleaner box up.
      The air cleaner box is not bolted in, but you should take note of how it’s positioned now, because you’ll need to push it back in later. It should pop out with a little muscle/wiggle.

      Don’t be too concerned if there’s a little oil on the bottom of the air cleaner housing. That probably came from the crankcase ventilation system — which is also why you have that little hose that you had to pop out.

      Once you’ve done this, you will see and be able to easily access the camshaft position sensor ... if you don’t have a turbo car. It’s right on the side of the engine near the top and is pretty unmistakable as the only large sensor attached to the engine.
  • vee
    vee - 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/9/2014
    Engine shut down and won't start
    Car over heated then shut down
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/9/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Does it start now that it has cooled down. if not then you may have a warped head and blown head gasket. Or worse. Does the engine have compression?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 1/8/2014
    Replacing win module. Is this the only reason my car want start?
    Mileage is 96321. On 01-06-14 a new battery was installed on car. Service person told me win module was going out but I would be able to drive car. They could order the part but, it had to be ordered from Star and did not know when the part would arrive, but he ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      This is a dealer only fix. Even if someone were to replace the WIN module it would need to be programmed by the dealer's equipment. Call a different dealer if you have another within reasonable driving distance.
  • steve
    steve - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 1/8/2014
    Van won't start
    Battery is 3 months old. No noise or response when I turn key. Car was already running this morning. Tried to jump battery but still no noise or response at all. Radio works lights seem normal or not dim.
    • bear.1216
      1/8/2014 bear.1216
      You either need a starter or ignition switch or starter relay. You can test for 12 volts at the starter solenoid. Should have power to the small wire on starter solenoid when ignition switch is turned to start. If there is power to the starter and it is not turning then replace starter. If no power to starter then test the switch and relay circuits. You should also check for burned out fuses and loose or corroded battery cables.
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Try your other key. Inside the key is a transponder. If the transponder in your key is bad you will have a no crank situation.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/6/2014
    My battery post keeps corroding and has been cleaned and greased several times.
    When it gets too corroded my car wont start, but I still have power to my lights & radio. What could be causing this?
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/6/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If the battery post has been cleaned and greased several times yet sometimes you have a no-start condition with other power accessories still functional, then I believe you have another cause for the no-start condition. The next time it is a no start, someone has to check and see if the starter is receiving a 12 volt start signal at the small wire on the starter. Maybe the starter is failing. As far as the battery corrosion, if it is that bad that it reappears soon after cleaning then the battery has an acid leak at the post maybe and battery has to be replaced.
  • glenn walker
    glenn walker - 1999 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Gas leaking ,gas line around motor
    leaks when driveing cut motor off leak stop
    • bear.1216
      1/5/2014 bear.1216
      Probably leaking from fuel rail. I have seen it before on same engine.
  • connie
    • bear.1216
      1/5/2014 bear.1216
      There is a fuse box on the side of the dashboard on the drivers side. Access it with the door open.
  • brady
    brady - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Wont start only clicks 3 or 4 times
    new starter battery tested good getting code p0513 all it will do is click 3 or 4 times lights go dim and nothing
    • Jimm
      1/5/2014 Jimm
      P0513 = Incorrect Immobilizer Key
  • brady
    brady - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Wont start only clicks 3 or 4 times
    had starter checked it was bad replaced starter had battery tested it tested good checked codes and got p0513
    • Jimm
      1/5/2014 Jimm
      P0513 = Incorrect Immobilizer Key
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1987 Chrysler LeBaron - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Car started, then stopped
    has spark fuel pump works, has gas at injector, cam turns. doesn't even try to start
  • symterhune
    symterhune - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 1/4/2014
    Type of timing system
    Which does the 2005 Chrysler T&C 3.8 cu. van have, a timing belt or timing chain?
    • Jimm
      1/4/2014 Jimm
      The 3.8L V-6 engine has a timing chain, not a timing belt. No periodic replacement is necessary or required.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1987 Chrysler LeBaron - Engine - 1/4/2014
    Car started last night, very cold, but it started. it stalled trying to go through snow bank haven't been able to start
    has spark, gets fuel at injector. turns over well.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager - Engine - 1/4/2014
    Can i damage the cruise control when replacing heater core
    i replaced the heater core and the cruise control worked fine before after the light comes on but nothing happens when i push set
  • Lester L
    Lester L - 1997 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 12/30/2013
    Where is the temperature switch located
    Still trying to figure out cold start problem.Ignition checks out okay
    • Jimm
      12/30/2013 Jimm
      The coolant temperature sensor is located on the radiator (usually on the side), or on the engine intake manifold near the upper radiator hose and thermostat housing.
  • mike
    mike - 1997 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 12/29/2013
    /good battery and connection/no power in dash or car/car wont start,
    power is completly cut off. no lihgts ,window or radio power. i removed + cable from batt post and dash reset but problem persists and when driving, has stalled and indicator lights flicker. Also have lost dash controls and read outs while car is running. ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/29/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Needs a new circuit board for the instrument panel cluster. The board is still available new from the dealer for about $400 and is not difficult to replace.
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