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07 MINI Cooper S getting the following code p1338

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07 MINI Cooper S getting the following code p1338
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.


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P1338 Camshaft Position Sensor bank 1 open circuit or short to positive.


This is a failure of the Camshaft Position Sensor or a short in the wiring.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.



How many Camshaft Position sensors are on this car? Does it have 2?


I have to Mini's and I swaped on of them and it does the same thing.


There is a 5 seconds delay before starts and it acts like a misfire.


Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.
If you have a Double Overhead Cam you will have two. Only the turbo has the double cam.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I replaced the camshaft sensor still the same.
Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.
Then the problem is going to be in the wiring, a wire that is rubbed through or a poor connection. Check all the wiring going away from the sensors and check and clean the connections.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

We checked all wiring cleaned the connectors still same issue.


When I start the car there is a 5 seconds delay before it starts.



Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.
I am going to opt out and see if someone else has any ideas.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: Inaccurate answer.