Just a shot in the dark, but maybe a bad ground?
If not that, it's clearly just a result of your mother chirping third constantly.
I've got a 2002 Nissan Sentra 1.8L
After driving for about 15-20 mins it will stall. Wait 5-10 mins before it'll restart. Drive a bit longer, dies again, wait 5-10 mins before it will start again. Repeat.
Code is P0340 (Camshaft position sensor)
I've searched google, and it seems everyone replaces the camshaft/crankshaft sensors (both sensors are same part number and nissan recommends replacing both at the same time) and doesnt fix the problem.
Nissan had an ECU foam recall (R87) and it has been done on the car.
Little backround. Car was purchased new by my mother, always dealer maintained, 397,000kms! Because of this problem they quoted her an ECU, cam sensor, crank sensor, o2 sensor $3000 so she bought a new altima and gave me the sentra. I want to see if i can get it running because it is in really good shape.
Anyone here delt with this first hand. Seems there is alot of other people asking this question when searching google but no one comes back to post the solution.
Last edited by 89VWdieselGolf; 08-29-2012 at 02:43 PM.
I'd just start with the smaller stuff.
Clean the MAF and throttle body. Then pop off the IACV and clean it well with tb cleaner. Then perform the idle relearn procedure. Maybe check the function of the PCV. Also check the connection of the ECM. Could be some fretting. Use a little dielectric grease on the connectors and reseat it.
But it may well just be the camshaft sensors are toast.
Last edited by GolfTango; 08-29-2012 at 10:21 AM.
Little searching led me to this:
maybe try that if the ecu reset procedures don't work and see how it goes
Nissans of that vintage were notorious for crankshaft and camshaft sensor failures. A missing signal from either one will cause the engine to die and/or not start. I used to see this exact problem all the time a few years back, when the affected cars were just coming out of warranty and landing in my bays. Nissan has revised the parts several times over the years, and I believe they finally got it right because it's been a long time since I've seen this issue now.
Start by replacing the cam sensor.
Last edited by Anony00GT; 08-29-2012 at 10:31 AM.
This may be unrelated, but I have a 2004 and whenever there is anything plugged into the 12v outlet (either one) the ECU goes crazy, the engine revs and transmission acts up as well.. So my solution was to unplug my phone charge and it works just fine. So I came here to ask if there's anything plugged into your 12v outlet.
A friend of mine has a 2004 SER and does the same thing as mine.
Replaced the camshaft sensor; $33 part from the dealer (didnt do any of the relearns)
Went on a 35km road test - No issues
Went on a 75km road test - No issues
I'm going to drive it to work and back a few times and see what happens, but knock on wood, i think that fixed it.
Working in a dealership myself, i have a feeling the tech decided "This car has 400,000kms on it, throw everything at it that it could be and scare her away"
thanks for everyones input. I'll update more once i'm sure of a final verdict