Long Engine Crank Time And/Or MIL Illumination Due To DTC P0340 / P0344 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler

NUMBER: 08-001-08 REV. A
GROUP: Electrical
DATE: February 23, 2008

 

SUBJECT:

Long Engine Crank Time And/Or MIL Illumination Due To DTC P0340 / P0344

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves the reprogramming of the PCM and the possible replacement of the engine camshaft sensor.

 

MODELS:

2008 (JK) Wrangler

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 3.8L engine (sales code EGT) and built prior to February 13, 2008 (MDH 0213XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The customer may experience one of the following conditions:

1). A Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination when starting due to one of the following DTCs:

a). P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit – Bank 1 Sensor 1

b). P0344 Camshaft Position Sensor Intermittent – Bank 1 Sensor 1

2). Long engine crank time.

3). Two engine start attempts prior to engine starting.

4). Due to the “TIP Start Feature” on automatic transmission equipped vehicles, once the ignition key / switch has been released from the “START” position, the starter may stay engaged for up to 10 seconds while the engine attempts to start.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

  1. If the above condition is present, determine the Build Date (MDH) of the vehicle.
  2. If the vehicle was built prior to January 04, 2008 (MDH 0104XX) then perform Repair Procedure Section A – Replace Camshaft Position Sensor and Section B – Reprogram The PCM.
  3. If the vehicle was built on or between January 04, 2008 (MDH 0104XX) and February 12, 2008 (MDH 0212XX), then only perform Repair Procedure Section B Reprogram The PCM. The camshaft position sensor is already up to date.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Part No. Description
(AR) 1 05149078AC Sensor, Camshaft
1 04275086AB Label, Authorized Modification

 

SPECIAL TOOLS / EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

NPN Battery Charger
CH9401 StarSCAN Tool
CH9404D StarSCAN Vehicle Cable
CH9409 StarSCAN Documentation Kit
CH9410 StarSCAN Ethernet Cable, 12 ft.
CH9412 StarSCAN Software Update Device Kit
TechCONNECT PC or equivalent
Latest StarSCAN Software Update CD

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

SECTION A – REPLACE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR:

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2. Disconnect the camshaft sensor electrical connector ( 1).
  3. Clean the area around the camshaft sensor and bore.
  4. Loosen the camshaft sensor mounting bolt.
  5. Remove the camshaft sensor from engine with a pulling and rotating motion.
  6. Verify that the old O-ring on the camshaft sensor was removed with the old camshaft sensor.
  7. Apply a couple of drops of engine oil to the new camshaft sensor O-ring.

NOTE: Verify that the paper spacer (orange in color normally) is in position at the end / tip of the camshaft sensor p/n 05149078AC.

  1. Install the new camshaft sensor to the engine and rotate into position.
  2. Push the new camshaft sensor down until contact is made with the camshaft gear.
  3. While holding the new camshaft sensor in position against the camshaft gear, tightenthe camshaft mounting bolt. Tighten the bolt to 14 Nm (125 in. lbs.).
  4. Connect the camshaft sensor lead to the engine harness connector.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
  6. Proceed to the next section and reprogram the PCM.

CAMSHAFT SENSOR

Fig. 1 A CAMSHAFT SENSOR EXAMPLE

1 – Camshaft Sensor To Engine Harness Connector (Not Actual Configuration)
2 – Camshaft Sensor Electrical Lead (Not Actual Configuration)
3 – Camshaft Sensor (Not Actual Configuration)
4 – Camshaft Sensor Mounting Bolt (Not Actual Configuration)

 

SECTION B – REPROGRAM THE PCM USING StarSCAN AND THE INTERNET TO RETRIEVE THE FLASH FILE:

NOTE: Before performing this Repair Procedure, the operating software in the StarSCAN must be programmed with software release level 8.04 or higher. The software release level is visible in the blue header at the top of the StarSCAN screen.

NOTE: The StarSCAN diagnostic scan tool fully supports Internet connectivity. However, in order to take advantage of this feature you must first configure the StarSCAN for your dealership’s network. For instruction on setting up your StarSCAN for the dealer’s network; refer to the StarSCAN Quick Start Networking Guide available on the www.dcctools.com website under the “download center”.

NOTE: StarMOBILE Standalone Mode or StarMOBILE Desktop Client may also be used to perform this procedure.

NOTE: If this flash process is interrupted/aborted, the flash should be restarted.

  1. Open the hood and install a battery charger. Using a voltmeter, verify that the charging rate provides 13.2 – 13.5 volts. Set the battery charger to continuous charge. Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process. Remove the charger from the battery when the flash process is complete.

NOTE: Do not allow the charging voltage to climb above 13.5 volts during the flash process.

  1. Connect the CH9410 StarSCAN ethernet cable to the StarSCAN and the dealer’s network drop.
  2. Connect the CH9404D StarSCAN vehicle cable to the StarSCAN and the vehicle.
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON/RUN” position.
  4. Power ON the StarSCAN.
  5. Retrieve the old ECU (PCM) part number. Using the StarSCAN at the “Home” screen:
    1. Select “ECU View”
    2. Touch the screen to highlight the PCM in the list of modules.
    3. Select “More Options”
    4. Select “ECU Flash”.
    5. Record the part number at the top of the “Flash PCM” screen for later reference.
    6. Select “Browse for New File”. Follow the on screen instructions.
    7. Select “Download to Scantool”.
    8. Select “Close” after the download is complete, then select “Back”.
    9. Highlight the listed calibration.
    10. Select “Update Controller”.
    11. When the PCM update is complete, select “OK”.

NOTE: Due to the ECU programming procedure, a DTC may be set in other electronic modules within the vehicle. Some DTC’s may cause the MIL to illuminate. From the “Home” screen select “System View”. Then select “All DTCs”. Press “Clear All Stored DTCs” if there are any DTCs shown on the list.

NOTE: The following step is required by law when reprogramming a PCM or TCM.

  1. Type the necessary information on the “Authorized Modification Label” p/n 04275086AB and attach near the VECI label ( 2).

AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION LABEL

Fig. 2 AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION LABEL

1 – POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE P/N (INSERT P/N) USED
2 – CHANGE AUTHORITY: TSB XX-XXX-XX
3 – DEALER CODE: XXXXX
4 – DATE: XX-XX-XX

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Amount
08-15-79-91 Camshaft Position Sensor Replace (B) 0.2 Hrs.
18-19-06-B8 Module, Powertrain Control (PCM) – Reprogram (B) 0.4 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 08-001-08, DATED JANUARY 26, 2008. THIS IS A COMPLETE REVISION AND NO ASTERISKS HAVE BEEN USED TO HIGHLIGHT REVISIONS.

 

 

08-001-08A

 


 

Chrysler J2534 Application Overview

The Chrysler J2534 System is a combination of the J2534 Application (2010 and newer Model Year Support) and the Chrysler J2534 Flash Application (2009-1996 Model Year Support). J2534 aftermarket users are required and responsible for installing the J2534 device driver provided by the device manufacturer. If you need support installing the device driver software contact the device manufacturer. See the related article “Chrysler J2534 Manual” for additional information. Chrysler J2534 application provides below capabilities:

 

New J2534 Application:
New J2534 Application Application Usage and Support
  • Provides support for 2010 and newer model years.
  • New J2534 Application requires users to work online. An active internet connection and bandwidth (1.5 Mbps) is required to use J2534 application.
  • ECU reprogramming files are automatically downloaded via the application.
  • J2534 Applicable ECUs can be reprogrammed, if a flash is available.

 

The Chrysler J2534 Flash Application:
The Chrysler J2534 Flash Application Application Usage and Support
  • Provides support for 2009 – 1996 model years.
  • ECU reprogramming support for emission control modules only (ECM, PCM, TCM and CTV).

 

Chrysler Recommended J2534 Devices

For Chrysler recommended J2534 device, see below table.

J2534 Device Long Engine Crank Time And/Or MIL Illumination Due To DTC P0340 / P0344 - 2008 Jeep Wrangler » small light Long Engine Crank Time And/Or MIL Illumination Due To DTC P0340 / P0344 - 2008 Jeep Wrangler » small light Firmware Version
CTC Vehicle Box * 1.9
UCAN 2 1.0
Blue Streak -2534 Global Programmer 2.10
Actia I+ME Passthru 2.07

 

* Chrysler recommends the CTC Vehicle Box Device for Chrysler SCI ECU reprogramming. SCI reprogramming is used on most PCMs and TCMs prior to the introduction of CAN bus vehicles which began in 2004 (Durango).

 

Chrysler J2534 System Support:

Support for Chrysler J2534 System is available on-line. For more information, please refer to Chrysler J2534 Manual and knowledge base website.

 

Chrysler J2534 System

PC Requirements for Chrysler J2434 System:

The Chrysler J2534 Application has been verified to work with the following operating systems using open platform PCs or laptops:
• Windows 7 (32-Bit & 64-Bit)
• Windows XP (32-Bit only)


Chrysler J2434 System Release Notes:

Please click here to view the Application Release Notes. 


Chrysler J2434 System Download:

For Chrysler J2534 System support, please refer to “Chrysler J2534 Manual“. Get the J2534 system.


Chrysler ECU Flash Availability matrix:

Click Flash Availability–J2534 Application and Flash Availability–Chrysler Diagnostic Application.


Adaptor Requirements:

A harness adaptor is required to update certain vehicles. The following tables list which vehicles / modules require which adaptor. Adaptors can be purchased through the SPX Miller Special Tools program.  See SPX Miller Special Tools program for details.

MLR-J2534-MMC required on:

SBEC III 1996 – 1997 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
ETAX III 1996 – 1997 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
SBEC IIIA 1997 – 1998 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
ETAX IIIA 1997 – 1998 SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)
Powertrain 2001 – 2201 SEBRING / STRATUS COUPE (ST)

 

MLR-J2534-TCM required on:

ETAX IIIB 2003 – 2004 SEBRING / STRATUS SEDAN (JR)
ETAX IVA 2005 – 2006 LIBERTY (DIESEL) JEEP (KJ)

 


Additional Information and Known Issues / Concerns:

If you are reprogramming the 5.9L diesel engine controller on the 1996-2008 Dodge RAM vehicle, it is necessary to also reprogram the VIN after the ECU has been flashed.  To write the VIN to the ECU, you may use aftermarket software support, or use an OEM FCA US LLC scan tool (DRBIII or StarSCAN). For more information, see the FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options section.

  • 1996-2009 ALL PCMs

If you are REPLACING a PCM or ECM and the vehicle is equipped with a theft deterrent system (Sentry Key), it must be initialized to properly function with the Anti Theft module. You also need to reprogram the VIN when replacing a PCM or ECM.  To write the VIN to the ECU and initialize the PCM to work with the theft deterrent system, you may use aftermarket software support, or use an OEM FCA US LLC scan tool (DRBIII or StarSCAN). For more information, see the FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options section.


FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options:

  • For 2009 model year vehicles and prior, it may be necessary to use either a DRBIII or a StarSCAN to perform function required after ECU replacement.  To lease the DRBIII call 1-586-532-8400 or click here.
  • Beginning with 2010 MY, function required to replace an ECU will be supported via the J2534 application.

 

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