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Old 02 Jan 2011, 08:48 pm
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Default 2006 PT Fault Code P0340 - Repair Advice

I have read some of the other P0340 threads, they all seem to be DIY, which I can't do. I would like some advice for what to ask the mechanic when I take my car back to the dealer next week. I still have 2+ years of extended warranty left ;-)

I have been having engine light coming on, and engine bolting when I first accelerate. I did the ignition trick and got fault code P0340. Took it to dealer, they claimed they fixed it, but Friday evening after I picked it up, it started all over again. Here is what my invoice says they did:

10CHZ06 Scan Unit and had Fault Code P0340, Camshaft Sensor Circuit Bank.
1, Performed TSB to Reprogram PCM and Retest
O.K.
6037 CP 0.80


Whatever TSB is, did not fix my problem. I still get the same P0340 fault code. Does anyone in this forum know what TSB is? Do you think they replaced the Camshaft Sensor? If so, can you advise me what they should try next?

I appreciate any help.

I love this car (my 2nd PT), and just want it to run good again

Belle

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Old 02 Jan 2011, 09:54 pm
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yes they are lazy. they brought the car in scaned it cleared codes and it didn't come right back on they checked tsb's and found a software up date. and performed it. they should have run the car till all moniters ran. cam sync is pertty easy to check with a lab scope witch they should have. tsb software updates are rarly a fix on cars that are a few years old for drivabilty complaints it would have had the problem when new. i have run into this with a cam gear off a tooth the water pump had a crust develope out of the weep hole and when it fell of it jumped the timming belt a tooth. light would come on after a road test. cam sensor could be glitching out.could be loose connector? i would take it back if it is any kind of a shop this time they will take the time to test it right. tell them to check the freeze frame data.
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 10:32 pm
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It has been my experience in the past that if you take a car in with a warning light on they just put it in the bay and reset the light with no diagnostics at all.They will tell you that they fixed the problem and hope all is good.I took my previous car in with the TPMS light on and they had the car in the bay for less than 10 minutes and said it was fixed.I got about 10 miles from the shop and the light was back on.I took it back and then they actually diagnosed and fixed the problem.Not saying this is the case with your car but I have seen it happen on more than one occasion.
As stated above,you should take it back to them and have them check it again.

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Greetings from San Antonio, welcome to the site.
So Eve, my 07 Touring Edition, threw those same codes at me. the first time it happened i was able to get her home then i disconnected the battery for something i was doing and when i connected the battery again, the code was gone. So two weeks later it happened again, she gave me the same code. So i disconnected the battery for like 5 mins so i could make it home. the next day i went to the local dealership and bought the part and installed it. but we'll see if it works. she runs fine and no codes. It's actually like a 3 minute install so i would suggest buying the part and having someone put it in for you. You gotta make sure that it's directly from Chrysler, i've been told that our PT's don't like after market electronics. But i forgot that i have a short ram air intake so that's why it only took me three minutes to install it. but what you would have to do is remove the air intake box, which is very simple. and then you'll have access to the camshaft sensor. you unscrew it, and unclip it. The you clip the new one in, bolt it back and then place the air box back on and then that's it.
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Belle,

The TSB is a Technical Service Bulletin that tells the mechanic how to best fix a known problem when a customer has problems. It still costs you money unless like you said your under warranty. If the cars still running OK, sometimes the dealer just resets the computer, makes sure you have the latest programming and sends you on your way.

I'd keep going back to the dealer since your under warranty and they will/should eventually give you a new camshaft sensor and hopefully check the wiring harness becuase there has been problems with the wiring.
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at the beginning of all tsb's it says to perform bisic diagnostic procedures then procede. young techs like to jump right to the tsb and forgo the diagnostic's. tsb are not the best fix but just another tool the tech can use in his diognostic arsanal. after 36 years as a tech i get real tired of comebacks due to lazy techs. sorry i just had to vent a little it is a real sticky point to me.
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Belle,

The TSB is a Technical Service Bulletin that tells the mechanic how to best fix a known problem when a customer has problems. It still costs you money unless like you said your under warranty. If the cars still running OK, sometimes the dealer just resets the computer, makes sure you have the latest programming and sends you on your way.

I'd keep going back to the dealer since your under warranty and they will/should eventually give you a new camshaft sensor and hopefully check the wiring harness becuase there has been problems with the wiring.
if you're under warranty the this would really good advise. I should've caught on to that i'm sorry.
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I have the same problem in the past. what i've did was that i asked the dealer for the Technical Service Bulletin and gave it to my buddy who's a techie man. Sometimes its hard to trust the dealer's auto repair center. They're not doing their job actually. They'll just diagnose your car and then will say that its fine. But the real thing is not. It is better if you go to a mechanic where you can put your trust. TSB may not be the best repair manual but it is still important and is necessary most especially if your auto is undergoing some repairs.


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I have the same problem in the past. what i've did was that i asked the dealer for the Technical Service Bulletin and gave it to my buddy who's a techie man. Sometimes its hard to trust the dealer's auto repair center. They're not doing their job actually. They'll just diagnose your car and then will say that its fine. But the real thing is not. It is better if you go to a mechanic where you can put your trust. TSB may not be the best repair manual but it is still important and is necessary most especially if your auto is undergoing some repairs.



Finally visited the dealer and got the tsb there. But i guess the mechanic will still need the general service manual. Probably the OBD codes to solve the issue. Anyone has the list of it....?

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