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P0342 2010 Toyota Camry Code - Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Low Input Bank 1

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0342 2010 Toyota Camry?

  • Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
  • VVT Sensor for Intake Camshaft (For V6 engine)
  • Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty starter motor
  • Starting system circuit
  • Dead (Weak) battery
  • Timing Chain Jumped Tooth

|How to Fix the P0342 2010 Toyota Camry 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 P0342 2010 Toyota Camry 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 P0342 2010 Toyota Camry?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0342 2010 Toyota Camry 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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|When is the P0342 2010 Toyota Camry Code Detected?

The camshaft position sensor signal is sent the Engine Control Module(ECM) is too low

|What are Code P0342 2010 Toyota Camry Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0342 2010 Toyota Camry Code Mean?

The Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor consists of a magnet and an iron core which is wrapped with copper wire, and is installed onto the cylinder head. When the camshaft rotates, each of 3 teeth on the camshaft passes through the CMP sensor. This activates the internal magnet in the sensor, generating a voltage in the copper wire. The camshaft rotation is synchronized with the crankshaft rotation. When the crankshaft turns twice, the voltage is generated 3 times in the CMP sensor. The generated voltage in the sensor acts as a signal, allowing the ECM to locate the camshaft position. This signal is then used to control ignition timing, fuel injection timing, and the VVT system.

Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Low Input Bank 1

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