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another camshaft position sensor question

Old 01-31-2009, 09:50 PM
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I was driving my 02 Cruiser yesterday when it died suddenly. It had a 340 code, and I have replaced the camshaft position sensor. Do I need to reset the PCM before the car might start? It hasn't started yet, but I didn't pull the battery for long when I changed out the sensor -- really less than 30 seconds to tell the truth, so the code is still in the memory.

Is there a visual check I can do to see if it is the timing belt? I have about 144K on the car, but this engine (I had a replacement put in about two years ago thanks to a defective head) has about 50K on it if that, and I am assuming that the belt was new when they put it in.

Thanks for any help. Of course this ahapepned at the most inconvenient possible time, but I was amazed at how easy the sensor replacement was. It's the only reachable part I have run into on this car!


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Old 02-02-2009, 06:12 PM
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The upper timing belt cover fasteners are pretty easy to remove. You can then eyeball the belt to make sure it's still there.
Old 02-04-2009, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for the tip -- it was a broken timing belt. and I think I have been really lucky to find a great local mechanic shop less than a mile by my house.

Thanks for the help. This looks like a great resource.

Thanks again!

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