Engine timing codes? 2005 Triton V8 5.4 V3 200k miles

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David E

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Hello to all,
Seems like out of the blue I'm having the dreaded timing issues with my very loved Espy.
last week it drives great and then all of a sudden start making this horrible noise and these codes appear: P0022, P0340, P0345. Stopped driving it all together until i needed it (limited on transportation) then it seems like a draw of the luck.. Drives great no noise and suddenly goes back to the horrible sounds and code- P0345. As of now that is also the only code. Am I looking at a total failure of the timing or possibly just a sensor gone bad?
All and every help is highly appreciated. Thanks to all who might have any feedback on this.
David.
 

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At 200k, the truck is due for a timing job. However, P0340/P0345 are codes relating to a faulty cam sensor.
If you can, try replacing the Bank 2 Cam Sensor and see what happens after that.
 
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At 200k, the truck is due for a timing job. However, P0340/P0345 are codes relating to a faulty cam sensor.
If you can, try replacing the Bank 2 Cam Sensor and see what happens after that.
Is there anyways to know if previous owner (3 years ago) did the big timing job? I know he did the transmission at ford since it came with a tyranny warranty. I know the mileage is high but its in a really good shape and also a King Ranch which I love.
I have a spare one and will swap the sensors and see if that's gonna help. Thanks for your help.
 

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Depending on how many miles were put on the vehicle from 3 years ago until now, you could remove the oil fill cap and filler neck (on the valve cover), and use a flashlight to look at the Phaser.
A new Phaser wouldn't be as tarnished as a Phaser from the original timing set. Same goes for the timing chain, if it is visible.
 
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