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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Camshaft Position Sensor
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, the vehicle not starting, and an overall reduction in vehicle drive quality.
How to Install a Camshaft
Over the years, engines have evolved in so many ways. Most of the changes or improvements that have been done revolve around creating better performance and fuel economy, without making the engine...
How to Inspect Valve Clearance Adjustment
The term “valve adjustment” is an oxymoron. What is actually being adjusted is the clearance between the linkage of the camshaft and...
How to Replace a Camshaft Position Sensor
Camshaft position sensors determine the position of the camshaft in relation to the crankshaft to control the fuel injector.
How to Replace a Camshaft Seal
Camshaft seals are round, rubber oil seals between cylinder heads and valve cover gaskets. Worn out cam seals need to be replaced to prevent oil loss.

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How many camshaft position sensor are on my 2012 BMW 328I 2.0 turbo
There are two camshaft position sensors on your model. Both position sensors, as well as the crankshaft position sensor, should be tested using an appropriate scan tool or automotive scope to determine if they are functioning. Due to the availability...
(1994 Lexus LS400). I am needing to replace my Cam Position Sensor
I found one on EBAY in Australia (90919-05010) but the seller won't ship it to the U.S. If it were the left side you wouldn't be having this problem because the left side sensor is identical for both CA and...
Q: Camshaft Sensor Replacement
Hello, thank you for writing in. When looking at the engine you will see the two different banks of the engine. These are the heads, and inside the heads you find the camshafts. To track the camshaft's location for timing...
Hi Jose
There are two camshaft position sensors on your vehicle, designated "left" and "right". In addition, there is a crankshaft position sensor. YourMechanic offers diagnostic and replacement services for these sensors. In the case of the camshaft position sensor, request CPS...
Where is the cam shaft position sensor located on a 2000 ford contour 2.0
Codes do not conclusively identify faulty parts. Any part referred to in a code that is suspected of being faulty must be separately tested, that is diagnosed, in order to determine if in fact there is anything wrong with the...
We put a new camshaft sensor on my 2004 dodge stratus sxt. Now the car stalls. What could cause this?
Check to see if any OBD-II trouble codes have set as if they have, they will be important clues to what is going on. Stalling has many causes apart from a faulty camshaft position sensor or faulty camshaft position sensor...
my cam shaft position censor needs to be repaired on my car. once this is fixed will i be able to drive my car?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the camshaft position sensor is the only problematic component on the vehicle, it should absolutely be operational after the repair. If there is a reason the sensor has failed prematurely, and there is...
my 2013 scion FRS is haaving a rough idle and it almost feels like its just going to shut off what can it be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you are receiving a code for the camshaft position sensor, it is likely causing your loss of power. The vehicle must know where the camshaft is to calculate other engine functions accordingly. A...
An auto shop is charging 1,200 dollars for a camshaft timing solenoid replacement , is that reasonable ?
Sorry to say it, but that really isn't out of line. The 1.8 turbo engine that VW builds has an extraordinarily complicated valve train. In most cases doing a timing device replacement is an all day job for the most...
Cam sensor problem on my 2014 Chevrolet Camaro
Hello. This can be caused by a number of issues. If the sensor clearance is not correct then this will occur. I would check this first. I would then monitor the sensor signals as that would tell me if the...
Chevy Malibu wouldn't start after short drive, let sit few days and it started and ran great for a week now it won't start again,
You need to check to see if you have ignition spark to spark plugs and check to see if you have fuel pressure at the fuel injectors. Scan the computer for stored codes to see if you have a code...
Car stalls and sputters while in idle
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I had the code po342
You will need to make sure the CMP sensor wires are not out of position and near any high voltage wires or coils. If the problem continues then remove the sensor again and check the reluctor on the cam for...
Just replaced new timing solenoid sensor my car starts but won't idle
You need to make sure you are using the correct viscosity oil since too thick of oil will effect the solenoids and cam advance system. If correct oil is being used then you will need to have then cam shafts...
Q: help??
Hi there. Check the computer of the car for any codes that could be stored or pending. This will give you a logical area to oversee what needs repaired. If the camshaft position sensor message is appearing, then the camshaft...
What's a camshaft sensor do?
The camshaft position sensor reads a reluctor wheel on the camshaft and determines the location of the firing sequence from cylinder 1 to cylinder 6. The camshaft position sensor works in relation with the crankshaft position sensor to allow the...
My car started knocking in the engine and bucking when I started it today, what could that be?
You may have a misfiring coil or spark plug or a problem with the camshaft variable timing. Make sure you have a fresh oil change with correct oil viscosity and have computer scanned for codes to see what cylinders were...
What would make timing chain fail after replaced
The chain can fail due to lack of proper lubrication to the chain or camshaft on that side of the motor. I would recommend having the engine oil passages cleaned and engine oil flush used to try and dissolve any...
How much it is to fix a camshaft? 1996 Chevy S10
Hi there - unfortunately, camshaft replacement is not a service YourMechanic currently offers. Thanks for thinking of us however!
Camshaft vs timing chain failure symptoms 2009 Acura TSX
Hi there - wear or damage from timing chain components can be indicated by irregular metallic noises - rattling or tapping from the front of the engine. Worn timing chain guides, a weak chain tensioner, stretched chain - these all...

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