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June 9, 2020


Every week, we review new fixes submitted by our Direct-Hit users and pick our favorite “Fix of The Week.” These are confirmed, experience-based fixes directly from technicians and shops. You can find this and over 3.5 million other confirmed fixes in Direct-Hit with a 14-day free trial. This week, our favorite fix is for a 2014 Nissan Versa whose engine would lose power or go into limp mode anytime the turn signals were operated.

The Vehicle:

2012 Jeep Patriot 4X4 2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder

The Problem:

The vehicle came in as a crank no start. Scanned the PCM and got the following trouble code: p0335 Crankshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Malfunction.

Other Applicable Vehicles:

2010 Chrysler Sebring, 2010-2014 Jeep Patriots

The Diagnosis:

I tested for spark and had none, and the fuel pressure was in spec. The P0335 code indicates no spark and a malfunction in the crankshaft position circuit.

The Solution:

Replace the crankshaft sensor.

Direct-Hit Fixes:

475 + crankshaft position sensors

Technicians Tip:

Be careful with the component location. It points to the sensor location, which appears to be underneath the fuel injectors, but it ended up being located underneath the exhaust manifold—which is very hard to locate on 4×4 models.

View of Crankshaft Sensor from Component Location Manual:

This the actual location, but this is in the Engine repair section under crankshaft removal:


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