Just completed timing belt and valve cover gaskets including cam tension-er gaskets. My mechanic did not mark the cam chain links prior to loosening. He was concerned he had the drivers side off a half to whole link. He checked it out and left it as it was, without turning the motor on to check that it was properly timed. Buttoned everything up, including bumper and all plugs and lines. It rattled for about three seconds and came to smooth idle. Used the code reader and got the p0345 code. I have restarted several times and the code reappears after erasing every time. The idle is beginning to get rougher. I drove about a mile to see if tension-er would correct it and it did not. Parked and not starting again until he gets here tomorrow to correct his work.
I need to know the exact process for setting the cam chain correctly. I have the crank locking pin (ECS kit) and the cam locking tool. It would be great to do this without the bumper removal.
Would this code have anything to do with the cam chain position or did we miss getting a sensor in place or a sensor is possibly bad? This code was not appearing prior to the job.
Can you help?
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 1:52 PM