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    Default Jumped a tooth?

    i have a 53 plate 2.2 sri dti vectra
    car conked out a while back and had 2 mechanics look at it
    lastest one says he cant tell for sure whats wrong

    my question is this if my engine jumped a tooth while being driven would you notice it?

    and if it did what kind of damage would it cause??

    car drove fine no splutters just conked out and wont start again, someone thinks it might just be crankshaft sensor (because of the code it threw up) that need changing but for some reason garage wants to strip down the engine to have a look, would it not make more sense to just change sensor and see if its that to start off with?
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    YES!, ideally you need someone in your area with op-com!, if the sensor threw up a light/code then it may need changing, they sometimes re-start when cold with a faulty sensor, but its the luck of the draw.

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    if its jumpt a tooth is would prob still run but pure bad missfire sluggish etc where are you mate have you pluged opcom on it or was it a normal code reader? im sure some 1 will come along and point you in the rite direction if you think its a sensor change it if you were in glasgow mate i would put my op-com on it see what shows up

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    Did the person who looked at the code 'clear it' ?, if the code was showing 'present' & it was cleared it wouldn't start in most cases anyway.

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    yeah codes cleared and tested again, neighbour along road has reader, not the hand held one but not sure what kind.... code was p0340, camshaft sensor (not faulty but something like recieving incorrect data i think) but my engine dont have can shaft sensor according to vx was told that a faulty crankshaft sensor could throw this up too

    by way am in dundee

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    some time if the sensors gone it heats up and thats what causes it not to start some peeps try and cool them to see if it will fire you could go to your nearest maplins and buy a can of component freezer spray and spray some on it just the sensor mind and see if it will start

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyguthrie View Post
    yeah codes cleared and tested again, neighbour along road has reader, not the hand held one but not sure what kind.... code was p0340, camshaft sensor (not faulty but something like recieving incorrect data i think) but my engine dont have can shaft sensor according to vx was told that a faulty crankshaft sensor could throw this up too

    by way am in dundee
    P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction

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    Exactly what happened to mine, jumped a tooth and wouldn't start, ended up with a few new valves, pistons survived though. Still set me back a grand though

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