I am using a CEN-TECH code reader for OBD ll. The code is OBDll Generic DTC
P0340 camshaft position sensor A - bank 1 circuit malfunction
This vehicle has 172,000 miles on it and sticking alot of money into it is not worth it. I just recently replaced the camshaft sensor, this worked for a short time, maybe two to three weeks but then the car started dying again with the code for camshft sensor coming up again- Bad sensor???. When you say a short or grounded or broken wire would the wires to look at be just the three coming from the camshaft sensor to the PCM or all wires to and from the PCM and TCM? My first code when the van starting quitting on me was a code for either camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor, I then replaced the camshaft sensor and now as I have been describing I am only getting a camshaft sensor code, could the crankshaft sensor be bad and still get the camshaft code? With a PCM failure would the vehicle still run? Everytime the vehicle just quits it won't restart until I go under the hood and wiggle the wiring harness coming from the PCM to the TCM. Not much moves here due to the harness being tied down. But like I said I cannot duplicate the quitting of the engine while running the engine and moving the wiring harness and wires to the camshaft sensor.
I am happy with the answers I got and put a new camshaft sensor in and has been working fine for about a week and half now. Not sure if this will continue as I did this the first time I suspected a bad sensor and it worked for about three weeks then started to act up again. I did not put a Dodge brand sensor in since I was able to get a replacement for the first one at no cost. So trying this first. Should be able to accept answer and give comment (maybe you can do this but I did not want to accept answer and lose a chance to reply).