A code P0340 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
" a wire or connector in the circuit could be grounded/shorted/broken
" the camshaft position sensor may have failed
" the PCM may have failed
" there exists an open circuit
" the crankshaft position sensor may have failed
Possible SolutionsWith a P0340 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times. Here are some things to try:
" Visually inspect all the wiring and connectors in the circuit
" Check for continuity in the circuit wiring
" Check the operation (voltage) of the camshaft position sensor
" Replace the camshaft position sensor as required
" Check the crankshaft position circuit as well
" Replace circuit wiring and/or connectors as required
" Diagnose/replace the PCM as required
P0300 Diagnostic Code - Random Misfire
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Technical DescriptionRandom/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
What does that mean?Basically this means that the the car's computer has detected that not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.
A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.
OBD-Codes. Com on FacebookSymptomsSymptoms may include:
" the engine may be harder to start
" the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate
" other symptoms may also be present
CausesA code P0300 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
" Faulty spark plugs or wires
" Faulty coil (pack)
" Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
" Faulty fuel injector(s)
" Burned exhaust valve
" Faulty catalytic converter(s)
" Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
" Faulty camshaft position sensor
" Defective computer
Possible SolutionsIf there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.E. Spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.K.A. Coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.
Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 AT 9:48 PM