Camshaft position sensor high input

jetta
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#1

Car: 2002 VW jetta 2.0L manual (85,000mi)



Problem:

Push on the accelerator, car accelerates and RPMs increase to 3000RPMs then it stops accelerating in that gear(happens in all gears). At 65mph if the accelerator is tapped the car shudders a little and will not accelerate (rpms= 3000). Check engine light has been on for last week and error code is camshaft position sensor high input(P0343).



Complication: Timing belt was changed 2 weeks ago, along with water pump.



Questions:

1. Do i have to fix this right away?

2. Is it labor intensive for the mechanic(his quote was $200)?

3. How likely is it that this is related to timing belt that was recently changed(by same mechanic)?

Thanks




#2

Check engine light has been on for last week and error code is camshaft position sensor high input(P0343).

You car is trying to tell you want the problem is. While it may not be the sensor (may be a bad wire etc.) that is where to start.

  1. No, but IMO you would be a fool not to.
  2. $200 including the part is not what I would call labor intensive at the labor rates in most parts of the US
  3. I’s not sure, but I do believe they could be related.