Shop Parts keyboard_double_arrow_right
Need car parts? Select your vehicle
Reading Time: 3 minutes
Summary
  • The P1345 code stands for “Camshaft Position Correlation,” which typically means there’s an issue with your vehicle’s camshaft and crankshaft position sensor.
  • Some of the common causes of the P1345 code include a bad camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, a malfunctioning distributor, and issues with the harness and connections.
  • Poor engine performance, idling, and hard start are some common symptoms of the P1345 code.

Modern vehicles are equipped with camshaft and crankshaft position sensors that send data to the powertrain control module (PCM). The PCM uses the information to control engine timing. If the camshaft sensor develops issues, it could trigger the P1345 code.

What Does the P1345 Code Mean?

Diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P1345 stands for “Camshaft Position Correlation.”

See also  P0014 Code: Camshaft Position B - Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1)

Code P1345 is an error code related to the ignition system. Vehicles from certain automakers can log the trouble code, like Audi, GM, Lexus, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

p1345 issue with camshaft and crankshaft position sensor
While this trouble code indicates issues in the camshaft and crankshaft position sensor, its exact meaning depends on the vehicle’s make.

While this trouble code indicates issues in the camshaft and crankshaft position sensor, its exact meaning depends on the vehicle’s make.

For additional information that can help you better understand codes like P1345, read our technical discussion about camshaft and crankshaft position sensors.

Note: The definition of code P1345 may be different depending on the vehicle manufacturer. Consult the appropriate repair manual or repair database for the exact code definition.

P1345 On a Chevy

Let’s look at what triggers this trouble code in Chevrolet vehicles. In a Chevy, the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors send data to the PCM. If the sensors malfunction, they can send wrong data to the PCM and affect engine timing.

The crankshaft and camshaft must be in sync to work properly. Otherwise, they’ll reduce engine performance.

See also  P0316 Code: Engine Misfire Detected on Startup (First 1000 Revolutions)

If you drive a Chevy, your scan tool will retrieve a P1345 code if your crankshaft or camshaft position sensor is malfunctioning. Note, however, that on some older Chevrolet models, the code points to a problem with the distributor.

What Are the Common Causes of the P1345 Code?

What Are the Common Symptoms of the P1345 Code?

How to Diagnose the P1345 Code

The code P1345 doesn’t have a universal diagnostic procedure because vehicle structures vary depending on their make.

If you’re not sure how to diagnose the issue, it’s always a good idea to take your ride to an auto repair shop. Licensed mechanics know how to diagnose the issue correctly.

You can also try to diagnose the trouble code yourself if you have the right tools and automotive know-how. Search for P1345 diagnosis tutorial videos online that are specific to your vehicle for reference.

See also  P0017 Code: Camshaft Position B – Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1)

How to Fix the P1345 Code

Resolving a P1345 code can be tricky, especially if you don’t have in-depth knowledge of how the crankshaft and camshaft sensors operate. In that case, it’s better to let an ASE-certified mechanic resolve the issue to ensure your vehicle is in good hands.

But if you’re confident you can resolve the trouble code on your own, make sure to read up about this trouble code before starting. Resources like Chilton can give you vehicle-specific information that can help you fix code P1345.

About The Authors
Written By Automotive and Tech Writers

The CarParts.com Research Team is composed of experienced automotive and tech writers working with (ASE)-certified automobile technicians and automotive journalists to bring up-to-date, helpful information to car owners in the US. Guided by CarParts.com's thorough editorial process, our team strives to produce guides and resources DIYers and casual car owners can trust.

Reviewed By Technical Reviewer at CarParts.com

Richard McCuistian has worked for nearly 50 years in the automotive field as a professional technician, an instructor, and a freelance automotive writer for Motor Age, ACtion magazine, Power Stroke Registry, and others. Richard is ASE certified for more than 30 years in 10 categories, including L1 Advanced Engine Performance and Light Vehicle Diesel.

Any information provided on this Website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace consultation with a professional mechanic. The accuracy and timeliness of the information may change from the time of publication.

NTMS Star
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

View all Questions & Answers

expand_more
CarParts.com Answers BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY: Share your knowledge & help fellow drivers Join Now