P0340 NISSAN - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3

P0340 NISSAN Causes

  • 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
  • P0340 NISSAN Notes

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

    There is a factory service bulletin for the following Nissan models:
    2003 Nissan Altima
    2004 Nissan Altima
    2005 Nissan Altima
    2004 Nissan Quest
    2004 Nissan Maxima
    Nissan Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0340

    Camshaft Positioning Sensor Replacement - Nissan Altima

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    First diagnose P0340 NISSAN code

      Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded terminals.

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    P0340 NISSAN Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of Power
  • Engine Stall
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    P0340 NISSAN 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 causes 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 the timing of cylinder identification signals.

    *Sensor design may vary for your model and year

    P0340 NISSAN Information for specific Nissan models

  • P0340 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN      
  • P0340 2003 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN      
  • P0340 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN      
  • P0340 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN   
  • P0340 2006 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN      
  • P0340 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN   
  • P0340 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN   
  • P0340 2010 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN   
  • P0340 2011 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN   
  • P0340 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN   
  • P0340 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA   
  • P0340 2005 NISSAN MAXIMA   
  • P0340 2006 NISSAN MAXIMA   
  • P0340 2007 NISSAN MAXIMA   
  • P0340 2008 NISSAN MAXIMA   
  • P0340 2003 NISSAN MURANO      
  • P0340 2004 NISSAN MURANO      
  • P0340 2005 NISSAN MURANO      
  • P0340 2006 NISSAN MURANO      
  • P0340 2007 NISSAN MURANO      
  • P0340 2005 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2006 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2007 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2009 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2010 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2011 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2012 NISSAN PATHFINDER   
  • P0340 2008 NISSAN ROGUE   
  • P0340 2009 NISSAN ROGUE   
  • P0340 2010 NISSAN ROGUE   
  • P0340 2011 NISSAN ROGUE   
  • P0340 2012 NISSAN ROGUE   
  • P0340 2013 NISSAN ROGUE   
  • P0340 2002 NISSAN SENTRA   
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  • P0340 2005 NISSAN SENTRA   
  • P0340 2006 NISSAN SENTRA   
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  • P0340 2009 NISSAN SENTRA   
  • P0340 2010 NISSAN SENTRA   
  • P0340 2011 NISSAN SENTRA   
  • P0340 2012 NISSAN SENTRA   
  • P0340 2005 NISSAN XTERRA