AutoCodes - Generic - P0344

P0344 Code - Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0344 code possible 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

|How do I fix the P0344 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 connector's pins.

|P0344 code tech notes

Sometimes and in some models, low battery voltage or a weak starter can trigger a Camshaft Position Sensor code.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0344 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0344 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0344 code detected?

The camshaft position sensor signal sent to the Engine Control Module(ECM) is intermittent

|What are P0344 code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of Power
  • Engine Stall

|P0344 code 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.
OBDII Code P0344 - Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent - AutoCodes.com

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|P0344 code information for specific makes

  • P0344 ACURA Camshaft Position Sensor Intermittent Interruption
  • P0344 BMW Camshaft Sensor 'A' Synchronization
  • P0344 CHRYSLER Camshaft Position Sensor Intermittent Interruption Bank 1 Sensor 1
  • P0344 DODGE Camshaft Position Sensor Intermittent Interruption Bank 1 Sensor 1
  • P0344 FORD Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent Bank 1 or Single Sensor
  • P0344 HONDA Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Intermittent Interruption
  • P0344 JEEP Camshaft Position Sensor Intermittent Interruption Bank 1 Sensor 1
  • P0344 LINCOLN Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent Bank 1 or Single Sensor
  • P0344 MAZDA Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent Bank 1 Or Single Sensor
  • P0344 MERCEDES-BENZ Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent
  • P0344 MERCURY Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Intermittent Bank 1 or Single Sensor
  • P0344 MINI Camshaft Sensor 'A' Synchronization
  • P0344 MITSUBISHI Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent

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