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Old 02 Aug 2011, 07:56 pm
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Hey guys... I see the thread a little further down the page but I hate hijacking so I'm posting my own.

I just had an issue with my car sputtering and a CEL revealed a P0340 code. The car didn't stall yet. It's running right now with no problems although the light is still on.

I see it's a camshaft position sensor. I also see that buying the Chrysler replacement part is recommended. Is this something I can do myself?

My PT just hit 85,000 miles.

Thanks for any tips.
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Everything you want to know.....

Chrysler PT Cruiser cam sensor replacement: standard and turbo
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As always, thanks Crewzin.
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i don't know if it's in the same location as a 2nd gen PT but in order to get to mine i would have to remove my air box. When i changed mine i already had a short ram intake so the change took like 5 minutes
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i don't know if it's in the same location as a 2nd gen PT but
All PT's have the camshaft sensor in the same place. It's only the crankshaft sensor that they changed places in 2004. From in back of the engine to under the starter.

Danny, where you pulling your air from? Underneath the engine?
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Local dealer says $80 for the sensor... sound right or no?
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When they thought my sensor went bad (500 miles from home with code 340) they wanted $200 to replace (parts and labor). Not sure of the exact price of the sensor because they found out it was the wiring harness that was the problem.
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Local dealer says $80 for the sensor... sound right or no?
i paid $65 for my camshaft position sensor. I guess it just depends on your area, but it's well worth it. Definitely last longer then an autozone sensor.
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Old 03 Aug 2011, 08:23 pm
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Thanks guys.. aftermarket doesn't sound like a good idea. They want almost $250 to change it.. but I'm not paying that. I'm buying the sensor and doing it myself, with the help of a certified mechanic friend.

What's strange is about a year ago I had the identical sputtering while driving one day... it stopped, never gave a code, and went away. A couple days ago while driving a mountain road it did it again, and gave P0340. Within 24 hours the CEL vanished.

Yesterday I got the CEL again... and today it vanished. A code check doesn't show anything... the key check shows "----" on the console.

I'm gonna buy the part anyway. I'm just glad it didn't die a couple days ago, because that mountain road was at Mt. St. Helens, 150 miles away. Limp mode would not have been fun. All the symptoms point to the P0340 from Sunday being accurate, so I'm gonna replace the sensor.
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