Trouble Code: Nissan P0340 – Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1

Trouble Code:
Nissan P0340Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1

Likely Cause:
– Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
– Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
– Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
– Faulty starter motor
– Starting system circuit
– Dead (Weak) battery

Notes:
Nissan models with distributor the camshaft position sensor is part of the distributor.

Location:
The camshaft position sensor signal is not detected by the Engine Control Module(ECM) during the first few seconds of engine cranking

Subsystem:
– Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
– Lack/Loss of Power
– Engine Stall

Nissan P0340 Description:
The Camshaft Position Sensor is an electronic device used in an engine to record the rate at which the camshaft is spinning. This information is used by the Engine Control Module(ECM) to control ignition and fuel injection. The camshaft position sensor senses the retraction of camshaft (intake) to identify a particular cylinder. The camshaft position sensor senses the piston position. The sensor system consists of a rotating part, typically a disc, as well as a static part, the actual sensor.
When the engine is running, the high and low parts of the teeth cause the gap with the sensor to change. The changing gap causes the magnetic field near the sensor to change. The change in the magnetic field cause the voltage from the sensor to change.
When the crankshaft position sensor (POS) system becomes inoperative, the camshaft position sensor provides various controls of engine parts instead, utilizing timing of cylinder identification signals.

Applicable For:
2013 Nissan Pathfinder,2013 Nissan Murano,2013 Nissan Juke Nismo,2013 Nissan GT-R,2013 Nissan Altima Sedan,2013 Nissan Almera,2013 Nissan 370Z,2012 Nissan Tiida,2012 Nissan Sunny,2012 Nissan Qashqai,2012 Nissan Murano,2012 Nissan Micra ELLE,2012 Nissan Micra DIG-S,2012 Nissan Maxima,2012 Nissan Juke Shiro,2012 Nissan GT-R,2012 Nissan Extrem Concept,2011 Nissan X-Trail,2011 Nissan Rogue,2011 Nissan Quest,2011 Nissan Pivo 3 Concept,2011 Nissan Patrol,2011 Nissan Murano,2011 Nissan Micra,2011 Nissan LEAF,2011 Nissan Juke,2011 Nissan GT-R,2011 Nissan 370Z,2010 Nissan Qashqai,2010 Nissan Pathfinder,2010 Nissan Navara,2010 Nissan NV200,2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV,2010 Nissan Cube,2010 Nissan Altima Sedan,2010 Nissan Altima Coupe,2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster,2009 Nissan Xterra,2009 Nissan Pixo,2009 Nissan Note,2009 Nissan Murano,2009 Nissan Maxima,2009 Nissan Frontier,2009 Nissan 370Z,2008 Nissan X-Trail,2008 Nissan Rogue,2008 Nissan Pathfinder,2008 Nissan GT-R,2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R,2007 Nissan Mixim,2007 Nissan Altima,2006 Nissan Urge Concept,2006 Nissan Note,2006 Nissan 350Z,2005 Nissan Zaroot Concept,2005 Nissan Xterra,2005 Nissan Terrano,2005 Nissan Sport Concept,2005 Nissan Primera,2005 Nissan Pivo Concept,2005 Nissan Pickup,2005 Nissan Patrol,2005 Nissan Pathfinder,2005 Nissan Micra,2005 Nissan Altima,2004 Nissan Titan,2004 Nissan Tiida

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