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Old 07 May 2014, 11:35 am
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2003 PT with 96K miles. Car just started having problems when after driving for 20-30 mins when it hits 2500 rpm, it will not go higher and starts to buck. So long as I keep it under the 2500 rpm I have no problems. I am getting the P0340 error code but not sure if that has anything to do with it. I have gotten that code for 3yrs.
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Old 07 May 2014, 11:48 am
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Sounds like a camshaft position sensor. Mine did the same thing, same code. Check your connection to the sensor, if the connection is good replace the sensor. Most guys on here will say to spend the extra money and get one from the dealer, they seem to last longer, also go ahead and get the pickup magnet that goes on the camshaft side. Its easy to change, only 2 bolts. Takes about 10 minutes, be careful and don't over tighten and crack the new sensor.
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Old 07 May 2014, 12:38 pm
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Is this something I can change out myself ?
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Old 07 May 2014, 01:06 pm
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If you have even the little bit of mechanical skills yes. 2 Bolts is all that holds it on, remove those it will come off. I didn't change the magnet when I did mine, but I believe it just pulls off, only thing holding it is magnetic force. To install just reverse removal procedures. If you don't have a scanner that can delete codes when your done, an autoparts store may do it for you.
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Old 07 May 2014, 05:04 pm
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Old 07 May 2014, 05:24 pm
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Welcome to the forum, Tink.

You'll find lots of help here - I hope you hang around.
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