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She has an 98 Caravan with a 3.0 L engine. A few months back say April-May her van started stalling randomly. It would run normally after letting it sit for a few minutes up to a day. It would run flawlessly after it stalls. One evening on my way home it stalled again and almost caused an Accident. Luckily I was close to a autozone and was able to pull in there. Thinking it had something to do with fuel, I ran next door and put about two gallons of gas in the tank. started the van and she fired back up. Before pulling off I noticed there was cell on so I had it checked with Autozone OBII reader. The codes read p0340 Cleared the codes made it home safely with another cell that day. After my wife made a quick store run it cut off on her again and Now it's not starting at all.

Please advise and thank you again for the help.
 

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P0340 is a failed camshaft sensor circuit. Can be the sensor, wiring or PCM. Could also be a failed crankshaft sensor as on 3rd generation vans a failure in one circuit can flag a code for the other and visa verse. Odds are the senor is failing.http://www.obd-codes.com/p0340<><> http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_MAP2_1.jpg

You can read codes in your driveway without a scanner. Cycle the key from off to on/run 3 times within 5 seconds and leave it at on/run. Now you count the flashes of the CE/SES light. The codes are two digits. A code 12 would look like flash, pause, flash, flash. There is a longer pause between codes. Should finish with a code 55.
 

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Code 11 - No crankshaft reference detected by PCM

Code 12 - Battery disconnected last 50 starts (disregard)

Code 55 - End of codes
 

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does that mean ckp?
CKP is the Crankshaft Position Sensor signal on the Gray/ Black wire
CMP is Cam Position Sensor

The other is the signal GROUND on the Black / Light Blue wire

If you're asking about code 11, I would say yes. However, if the ground input is not there, it could also return that fault code.

It is simply telling you the PCM has not detected input from the crankshaft position sensor (for some reason)

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Thank you guys, now hopefully it's the issue. I was spoiled by having a car and now catching the public transportation.
 

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Sorry for the huge pictures had no idea what hosting site to use. I have no clue why it's gotten so dirty. I have to reread the article posted by mistypotato
 
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