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The code is P0344. The cams are lined up perfect but the crank could be off a tooth. I'll pull it apart tomorrow and check it. This thing is a nightmare for setting timing belt. Just bought the car and got it fairly cheep fixing it up for a friend so I have no idea if it did this before I got it. I have not tested the wire to the sensor itself yet but I will if the marks are linked up tomorrow. The wires are well insulated and no where near the head to rub on so that shouldn't be an issue.
Ok I will thank you.
the timing marks are lined up perfectly so that was not the problem. The crankshaft positioning sensor has been replaced along with the camshaft positioning sensor and its magnet before this problem occurred again the last time. I'm going to start checking wires for current flow to see if there's an issue there. I don't know what else to do.
Upon testing the wires I found that even with the key OFF I have 5v to the cam sensor, moving wires around did not cause fluctuations in voltage for all test and all wires apear to be in excellent condition upon visual inspection. The positive wire for the crank sensor is at 5v constant until the key is turned off. Both the cam and the crank sensor have on/off function while rotating the engine 5v on ~0.2v off. Both grounds for the cam and crank sensor test good reading battery voltage at 12.49v. As far as I can tell not knowing what the specific voltage should be everything is functioning properly and there is NO wiring or harness issue. What now? None of this makes any sense at all.
No the top gears were not removed. I have to go get a vacuum gauge from the parts store. I'm going to change the plugs so I'll do a compression test as well. I have years of experience as a mechanic and worked in a shop for years. Just want you to know so you know you're not dealing with a layman. I haven't worked in a shop for a while and I've never seen anything like this so I wanted to run it buy someone who might have seen this before and is active in a shop.
Here are the timing marks
Also the crank was top dead center checked it through the number 1 plug hole.
Vacuum is at 18lb per in at idle and increases to 20 when engine is reved. The compression check showed 180 on cylinders 1,2 and 4 cylinder 3 showed a lttile lower at 176. Pulled plugs they were gasped .15 over. Replaced pluges gasped at .50 to speck accrounding to the book. What do you think. I'm going to put everything together and drive it again. Wait for your reply. At this point if it didn't correct I'll probably take it to the dealer.
Have replaced the cam and crank senseors 2 times. Checked all connections and they are good. Checked all wires for breaks and interruptions and there are non. Crack key was good because I could see it. Cams I couldn't see but compression checks good where it is supposed to so cams should lined up properly. I don't know this is why I got on here to see if you guys had anything different. I'm taking it to the dealer if it trips again thanks.