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P0340 RAM Code - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0340 RAM?

  • Faulty Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor
  • Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

How to Fix the P0340 RAM Code?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Code P0340 RAM Tech Notes

Sometimes and in some models, low battery voltage or a weak starter can trigger a Camshaft Position Sensor code.

What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code P0340 RAM?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0340 RAM code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

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What are Code P0340 RAM Possible Symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of Power
  • Engine Stall

What Does the P0340 RAM Code Mean?

The Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor circuits consist of a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) supplied 5-volt reference circuit, a low reference circuit, and an output signal circuit. The CMP Sensor is an internally magnetic biased digital output integrated circuit sensing device. The sensor detects magnetic flux changes between the peaks and valleys of a tone wheel attached to the camshaft. As each tooth rotates past the CMP Sensor, the resulting change in the magnetic field is used by the sensor electronics to produce a digital output pulse. The sensor returns a digital ON/OFF DC voltage pulse of varying frequency output pulses per Camshaft revolution that represents an image of the camshaft tone wheel. The frequency of the CMP Sensor output depends on the velocity of the camshaft. The PCM decodes the tooth pattern to identify the camshaft position. This information is then used to sequence the ignition timing and fuel injection events for the engine. The PCM also uses CMP Sensor output information to determine the camshaft relative position to the Crankshaft, to control the CMP Actuator operation if equipped. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set when the PCM receives either no signal or an incorrect signal from the CMP sensor during the first 2.5 seconds of an engine start attempt or after 1.5 seconds when the engine is running.

P0340 RAM Code - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction

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