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Old 11-13-2012, 10:07 AM
Mudnyrey Mudnyrey is offline
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"just wondering whether I should install the cam sensor i removed from bank 2 onto the bank 1 side?" Why? Did the problem move to another bank or stay the same and on the same on Bank 2 ? It's possible that the other CPS could be faulty as well.

*(Don't forget you have 4 CPS's - 2 intake and 2 exhaust.)

Besides the other issues on this posting, here is an additional possibility.
*? Possible a Camshaft Solenoid? <= Sputtering symptoms?
Good Read...

What are your current and existing codes to date?

P0345 OBD-II Trouble Code

Technical Description

Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2)

What does that mean?

This indicates that a problem was detected in the camshaft position sensor circuit of bank 2. Since it says circuit, that means the problem could lie in any part of the circuit - the sensor itself, the wiring, or the PCM. Don't just replace the CPS (camshaft position sensor) and think that will definitely fix it.


Symptoms can include:

Hard starting or no start
Rough running / misfiring
Loss of engine power

A code P0345 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 Solutions

With a P0345 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


Last edited by Mudnyrey; 11-13-2012 at 10:57 AM.
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