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Can any body help me to figure out whats wrong in my CRV; 1st the check engine light came on so I took to my mechanic and he checked and a code came up and it was for a sensor camshaft sensor I went to the dealer and I bought it and right away when he made the replacement the VSA and the Triangle light came on so he suggested me to change the other 2 sensors one more for the engine and the other one for the transmission and I did that almost $300.00 dollars for the 3 sensors and the lights are still on he could not turn it off so he took my car to a electrician and spent like 2 hours with my car and he said that the electric system is in perfect condition; he suggest to check the time belt; I don't not feel anything wrong with my car I always take a good care of this car and run like new but the light is still on. Can anybody help me out what is could be the cause?
 

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Sounds as if the Camshaft Sensor you got is not working properly...could be the wrong type, or has a bad connection in the circuit.

The 2005 V does NOT have a timing belt. It has a chain which lasts for hundreds of thousands of miles (as long as the oil is changed as recommended).

If you or the tech still has the original sensors I'd pop them back in and start troubleshooting fresh, from there. If you could supply the original and current codes you are getting that would help.
 

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Thank You Carbuff2 for you reply; the electrician said that the chain get loose sometimes and need to be tighten but I believe what you said about the chain that it last thousands of miles; I always changed the oil on time, the sensors I got them from the Honda dealer but with the old sensor it was only the check engine after I put the new one all 3 lights came on; the others 2 sensors that he made me change were good because when he replace them the lights are still on. no change
 

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Engine,vsa, triangle light on

Carbuff2 I went to Auto zone and they scanned it and the code is 0341 same code when I first went to my mechanic with only the check engine light and he told me that the cam shaft sensor needed to be changed and I went to the dealer for the new sensor and when he put it in then the VSA and the Triangle light went on, he tried to turn it off but he could not then he said that I need to change the other 2 sensors,one more for the engine and the other one from the transmission but the 3 lights are still on. This what is Read from Auto zone print out P0341 CMP SENSOR A AND CKP SENSOR INCORRECT PHASE DETETED and THE Definition says: CODE P0341 INDICATES THAT THE BANK 1 OR SINGLE SENSOR CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR A ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WAS OUT OF ITS OPERATING RANGE OR HAD A PERFORMANCE PROBLEM FOR A PREDETERMINED PERIOD OF TIME
 

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So again, that code indicates that the engine computer senses that the camshaft and crankshaft sensor pulses are out of calibration. (Improper time elapses between pulses)

If the engine was neglected before you got it (oil changes not done) the timing chain might be stretched even if you yourself did all maintenance on time. How many miles on it?


Because the symptom changed when the first sensor was replaced, I'd suspect a poor connection or possibly a pinched wire. Can't tell you more than that without being there!



Look here for all the symptoms and causes:

http://www.engine-codes.com/p0341_honda.html
 

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Carbuff2 Thank you one more time for you reply; Honda dealer sent me a letter for a recall that air bag need to be changed in my car free of charge I went to the dealer to make an appointment while I was there I asked the question about the check engine, VSA and triangle light they also believe that the sensors need calibration; but only to check it they will charge $220 plus what ever comes up, I can not afford to pay that only for diagnoses, they also said that might be the chain that need to be stretch it but he asked me if I feel any pulling or shaking on my car I said no my car run very smooth like brand new; last week I traveled from state to state and I do not feel anything wrong. what the dealer and you mean that the sensor need calibration?
 

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you mean that the sensor need calibration?
It's not a calibration that you can adjust.



The engine computer looks for a certain amount of time to elapse between the time the crankshaft sensor pulses to the time the camshaft sensor pulses.


If the timing chain is stretched it will affect the amount of time because it is physically longer, and set the CEL P0341.

Having the timing incorrect could cause rough running. In my experience, though, the code is set before the driver notices that anything is awry.


Why don't you get an estimate from an independent Honda specialist for replacement of the timing chain and tensioner? Get one from the dealer, too (often they will waive the diagnostic fee if the repair work is done by them).


NOTE: The parts alone are about $300 USD.



I'm still bothered by the fact that the symptoms changed after the initial work was done, though. :confused:
 
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