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Old 10 Nov 2010, 02:52 pm
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Well it wasn't long ago that I replaced the crank position sensor. Now I have a light again and says a P340 cam position sensor. I had been noticing a smell inside like an exhaust leak and finally the light came on and it ran bad. Well today as I was checking out the sensor I noticed my oil install cap was off. I found it buried down in the motor and put it back on. I think that fixed the smell inside the car but I wonder if it could have anything to do with the cam position sensor light coming on? I don't see how but with these electric cars I'm not sure of anything. I went and got a new sensor today but I haven't put it on yet. I just took it for a ride and it runs fine now but it did that with the crank position sensor too, fine one time and not the next. I have a Car Chip OBII reader and it just will not sense trouble codes on the PT. Will on everything else I own but not it. It will log the miles, mph etc but not trouble codes and will not turn out the engine light .. I guess I'll replace the sensor just to make sure. ... I mean it's not that expensive ..
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Old 10 Nov 2010, 05:49 pm
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Before replacing it, take off the negative battery cable for 5 minutes. That should clear the fault code from the computer. Then drive it to see if the light comes on again. If it does, then replace the sensor.
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Old 10 Nov 2010, 06:12 pm
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I'm still finding my way around my PT that I got about 3 wks ago. I have a "bit" of a problem and wonder if it may be the crank sensor? At a steady speed with the cruise set, now and then the engine seems to "surge" a bit; I "had" a small hesitation off idle,but, that cleared up after a can of Sea Foam. it has 205,000 KM on the clock. Other than that it seems to run fine.. with lots of power.
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Old 11 Nov 2010, 01:41 pm
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I just went ahead & changed it Cruiser. No more than it cost it was probably about due anyway since I already did the crank sensor the other day. Done deal..
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