P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor
So my Jeep has been acting up again lately when starting it... on the first try, the engine will turn over a couple times real slow like its under a lot of compression and then it'll stop and you'll hear the starter crank without the engine turning over. Today it did that and finally threw a CEL...happened to be heading past my buddy's auto shop moments later so I swung in there and pulled the code off with his code reader.
P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit (Bank 1 or Single Sensor)
Before I spend the $47 to order a new sensor from the dealership...is this the likely cause or is this just an effect of the starting problem?
I also have noticed for months now a loud clicking sound that sounds like a taser arcing while driving...lots of folks claim the camshaft position sensor is the source of that sound, but they usually say you'll feel the sensor "clicking" if you touch it while the engine is running and I never noticed anything. I mainly just don't want to be throwing parts at it...but would like to get it in good working order before it decides to leave me stranded somewhere.
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