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P0345 MERCURY Code - Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Bank 2

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0345 MERCURY code possible causes

  • Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
  • Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Variable Cam Timing (VTC) Solenoid
  • Faulty starter motor
  • Starting system circuit
  • Dead (Weak) battery

|How do I fix the P0345 MERCURY 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.

|P0345 MERCURY code tech notes

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

There is a factory service bulletin for the 2006 Mercury Mountaineer:
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0345

|Cost of diagnosing the P0345 MERCURY code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0345 MERCURY 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 P0345 MERCURY code detected?

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

|What are P0345 MERCURY code possible symptoms?

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

|P0345 MERCURY 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.

*Sensor design may vary for your model and year
OBDII Code P0345 Mercury - Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Bank 2  - AutoCodes.com

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