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Code p0016 & p0344 1 year 1 month ago #82583

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I've had this problem several times, I've replaced 4 I think in the past 10 years
2 of those in the last 3
When "work" was done on my head a few years ago
The location of the cam sensor was damaged
Part of the casting was broken off

When mine plays up the car will misfire under load ie acceleration
If the car is allowed to roll and pick up speed on its own it will go to 100 k no problem
But will not accelerate to this speed without missing and missing increases according to how much acceleration is used
Forget hills even slight inclines unless you have speed already

Most places will change the sensor before anything else is done and you pay for that
Unless you can do the diagnosing yourself and repairs then it will cost you
As with all faults, they can't be diagnosed and fixed via the internet
use all help as a guide only
Get "expert" advice before any work is carried out
Colin & Joan

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Code p0016 & p0344 1 year 1 month ago #82586

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I am aware that a diagnosis is only possible in a workshop-
although they sometimes get it wrong too.

The wondering about other information is because ours has done over 400,000km,
had work done, and still has the original can position sensor fitted.
Anyway Bee, it sounds like the cheapest starting point is a new sensor and then take it from there.

Shot down in a ball of flames.......
Over & Out......
Steve & Moni & her Bat-Cruiser
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Code p0016 & p0344 1 year 1 month ago #82588

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LOL not meant that way Steve, you know me better than that
just making sure they understand options


My PT close to 300k and had a harder life than most
and not many faults it has not had
Working in a Chrysler Service centre I know its more miss than hit
A lot of guess work these days and too much reliant on what the computer says
Most times they start with the sensor any sensor, which I don't understand
I thought the sensor was put in place to sense when theres a problem, not be the cause of the problem
But thats the way the workshop works, and you pay for their mistaken diagnose

Always get someone too look at it more than a verbal diagnose of something unseen is my point
Otherwise the return questions far out weigh the original question asked
Colin & Joan

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Code p0016 & p0344 1 year 1 month ago #82590

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Yeah, I've had a few sensors go on my original PT, replaced sensor and all troubles gone...

seems funny how the detector was the thing to go, not indicate that there's a problem somewhere...

on the flip side, I've also had a sensor indicate an issue, that took a little while to take care of, thankfully the mechanic I had at the time (and still use to a degree), is excellent and doesn't bill for all the time spent diagnosing, just what work is done :)
Dean & Mitch
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Code p0016 & p0344 1 year 1 month ago #82591

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Bee wrote:
Had a look et the books that came with the car and. The cam position sensor was replaced 2 years ago . Is this the usual life span for these sensors?
This is a matter of 'how long is a piece of string'...lol B)
Dean & Mitch
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Code p0016 & p0344 1 year 1 month ago #82617

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Installed a new cam position sensor and cleared the codes and engine warning light but drove 4 km and engine warning light came back on and problems all started again I will send it to a workshop and have them look at it
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