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Old 06 Dec 2012, 06:51 pm
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I have an 04 PT Auto, non turbo, It just shut down on me on the way home. Will not start up. seems to crank slower than normal. I did the key dance and codes P-2074 P-0522 P-0340 came up....any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 07:22 pm
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P2074 - manifold Pressure/throttle Position Correlation

P0522 - Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Low

P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor

I'd start with the Camshaft sensor. Buy one from a Chrysler/Dodge dealer (not a part aftermarket store). Easy to replace.

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Old 06 Dec 2012, 07:34 pm
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Thanks for the Info. I could not find the P2074 I am still not to sure what that means. I was wondering if this could all indicate a timing belt issue?
Do you know if these are 0 tollerance motors and if the belt breaks the motor is shot?

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Old 06 Dec 2012, 07:42 pm
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Exactly opposite. It's a non-interference motor. Which means the valves won't hit the piston tops if the belt breaks but the opposing valves can hit each other IF you were going at (high) speed when the belt snapped.

So, a couple valves could be bent but you can't tell until the new belt is on and do a compression check. How many miles do yo have on your cruiser. Usually, the belt lasts at least 100,000 miles but once in awhile we here of one going sooner.

And to answer your question, "possible" it could mean the belt is gone but usually, other codes pop up and not P2074 or P0522. P0340 is one of the codes that could mean the belt has snapped.

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Old 06 Dec 2012, 07:55 pm
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Thanks again. It is good to hear that it is a non interference motor. and it was at about 35/40 mph the car has about 120000 miles on it and I dont know when the belt was done last. but i have had trouble with aftermarket cam sensors in the past
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 09:21 pm
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To check the belt put a long hard handle screwdriver against your ear and the tip on the vave cover,have someone turn the motor over.You should hear the valves and camshafts like a stethascope.
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 10:32 pm
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Just remove the cam sensor and see if the cam turns when you turn the key.
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Old 07 Dec 2012, 10:28 pm
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Thank You will give it a try
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Old 07 Dec 2012, 10:29 pm
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I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks for the Idea
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Thank You everyone for the great information. Well Thank God it was only the timing belt. No dammage to the engine or head. It was done at the AAA service center I didn't have the time to attempt it myself as I needed the car asap. Must admit I am happy with the outcome. Thanks again Guys for all the info. it made it a lot more comfortable dealing with the shop having an idea of what they should be looking for and what was involved. it also gave me some insite on steering away from a shop that was giving me a line of bull Thanks again
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