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I need some adult leadership. I recently purchased a 2002 pathfinder and it has a check engine light. The code is P1145, I changed the intake valve timing solenoid and the camshaft sensor today and I still have the fault. The truck does have an exhaust leak, not sure if that could be a contributing factor. If anyone has any experience with this fault code, could you help a newbie out and let me know what my next steps should be. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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The P1145 code can be caused by the following:

* - Harness or connectors (Intake valve timing control position sensor circuit is open or shorted).
* - Intake valve timing control position sensor (there are two of them; one for each bank).
* - Crankshaft position sensor (REF)
* - Crankshaft position sensor (POS)
* - Camshaft position sensor (PHASE)

You've got five sensors to deal with. It's best to get a copy of the FSM for your vehicle so that you can more intelligently perform the proper diagnostic debug procedures. You can get a PDF copy of the FSM from: https://ownersmanuals2.com/make/nissan/pathfinder-2002-4201
Section - EC is the one you need to read.
 

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Another thing that can cause it is low or dirty oil or low oil pressure. If it's one of the parts that is causing it, it is usually a crap shoot as to whether it is one of the sensors or the actuator. I've found more faulty actuators than sensors in my experience, however.
 

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Thank you the service manual will be a great help, will fill you in as I move forward. Currently waiting on parts from Rock Auto to arrive.
 

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This code is fixed, I didnt realize there were 2 cam position sensors. I had changed the wrong sensor, I changed the one on the front the engine when I needed to change the one on top. Thanks for everyone's input it is greatly appreciated
 
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