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P0339 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Intermittent". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
The P0339 code indicates that the car’s computer has detected a voltage signal from the crankshaft position sensor that exceeds the maximum variation set by the automaker.
The P0339 code means that the car’s computer has detected a problem with the crankshaft position sensor A circuit. In this instance, it has detected a voltage reading that is higher than the maximum set by the manufacturer. Usually, the maximum allowable difference is 10% (between the actual reading and the manufacturer’s setting). Three instances are typically required to trigger the Check Engine light, but the pending code should be stored in the computer.
A number of potential causes may lead to the P0339 code being set in the car’s computer, including the following:
Symptoms of the P0339 code can vary considerably depending on the cause, but they include the following:
Diagnosing the P0339 code begins by connecting an OBD-II scanner to the car’s communication port. The mechanic will read the code or codes stored and then clear them. A test drive (if possible) will then need to be made to verify that the codes reset.
Next, the mechanic should inspect the wiring harness and connectors for the crankshaft position sensor. Often, the cause of the problem is actually deterioration of the wiring harness or corrosion of connections due to exposure to engine oil, which can eat through wiring covers. If damage is noted or loose connections are found, these must be replaced or repaired.
If the problem persists, the mechanic will need to test the crankshaft position sensor for operation. This may require removing the sensor from the vehicle to be tested correctly.
Perhaps the most common mistake made when diagnosing the P0339 code is assuming that the problem is the crankshaft position sensor itself and not performing a complete diagnosis. One of the most common reasons for the P0339 code is actually damage to the wiring harness due to exposure to engine oil.
The P0339 code is actually very serious, even if you are not experiencing any drivability problems. In the case that the problem is caused by damage to the wiring harness or loose connections, the situation will only increase in severity, potentially leaving you stranded during a no start situation. Have the problem diagnosed immediately.
Repairs needed to fix the P0339 code vary depending on the underlying cause, but can include the following:
Because there are multiple causes, and a failed sensor is not always the underlying problem, it is crucial for mechanics to perform an in-depth inspection and diagnosis of the problem. This will reduce the chance of performing an expensive repair only to find that it did not address the actual cause of the situation.
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