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Old 02-09-2013, 09:04 PM
mikosiko mikosiko is offline
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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 2wd
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Default I solved my camshaft sensor issue

Ok background first. I kept having the camshaft sensor code come up. p0340 and p0344... Well I changed out the sensor it's located just above the lower radiator hose on the passenger side of the motor. I went for about a week and it started happening again and then the engine would stall while driving within about 2 miles from first start up, every startup. Then gradually got worse as I am stumped and trying to figure out what else could be going on. Eventually the truck would not start and when I would do the key trick (forward and back 3 times) to clear the code and wait 20 min and the truck would start. I never knew when all of a sudden the truck would stall or not start, frustrating if not for anything else but because I love my truck and it was sick and I did not know how to make it better. Enter solution

Upon closer inspection I noticed just a little bit of copper from the plug showing and was barely noticeable, you had to get really close and have a light shining at the right angle. There are 3 leads going into the plug the K44 lead of the plug was coming undone where the wire runs into the plug and would intermittently have connection. Tried rebuilding the plug but it's really small parts and really hard to deal with. So being the non electrical type that I am, I had a local mech. rewire a pigtail replacement in for me $100.00 total... Tested it out and went well for about 20 min and about 15 miles then the code p0340 came up again. Frustration!!!
Finally I remember that some have said not always will an electrical part you buy work and it's possible that the new camshaft sensor got messed up from the wiring problem, so I bought a new one and this one has a lifetime warranty with it..... It has been 36 hours and 100 miles and no problems or codes as of yet. Folks I have my truck back and it feels great, now I can start getting my mod on and boss this truck up to really make it mine.

In the end I hope this helps others that may have problems like this because I was really in a frustrating dark place with this for quite some time. Any questions I'll be more than happy to help and of course it all goes around in communities like this... Take care
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