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How to Install a Camshaft
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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.
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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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Check engine light came on and got a code p0015. I didn't notice anything while driving.
Hi there. When getting the code P0015, the main thing to check is to verify the operation of the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) solenoid. This solenoid is operated by the oil pressure in the engine. If the oil in the...
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Check engine light comes on while driving. My vehicle started jerking while driving. I was told it may be the camshaft sensor.
Hi there. When your car is jerking around, this means that the engine is having a misfire and causing the engine to stumble making the vehicle seem to jerk around. Check the camshaft position sensor for any damage and if...
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Camshaft gear issues.
Hello. If the cam gear appears to be the same as your original, with the same amount of teeth and fitment then it is likely the correct gear. As you stated, if the gear was incorrect the engine could not...
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How do I replace the camshaft sensor on a 1999 Lexus ES?
Hi there. There are two cam position sensors on this vehicle, one for each bank. They are located to the rear of the cylinder head towards the transmission, on the exhaust manifold side, black with a two or three wire...
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Multiople Misfire at almost all cylinders all at once no warning with codes
If you have a multiple misfire, the camshaft tensioners would not be the first place I would look for trouble. I would first check for air leaks and then carefully check the fuel and ignition systems. Camshaft tensioners usually manifest...
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The camshaft in our Honda Odyssey 2006 is worn out and the car has been making a ticking noise
If I were you I would get a second opinion for the engine noise. The engine may have a need to have the valves adjusted to reduce or get rid of the noise. This engine does require a regular valve...
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My car shut off while driving and won't start again
It's possible that your timing chain set is so worn out that the engine either "jumped time" or the timing chain broke. The starter may be turning the crankshaft over, but the camshaft and valve gear is no longer connected...
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Car takes 7-10 seconds to turn over and crank. VDC and Slip Lights are on.
Hi there. Typically, when a vehicle is hard to ignite, it's related to ignition timing. However, there is no need to spend $2,500 from the dealership on that type of repair. The best thing you can do is contact one...
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Locating and replacing my camshaft sensor - 2006 Pontiac Bonneville
Hi there. The camshaft position sensor is located on the rear cylinder head closest to the firewall (exhaust camshaft). Some engine cover and other bracket removal is necessary. If you would like assistance with this, I would recommend having a...
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Need help picking the right camshaft
As you may know, when it comes to picking the correct camshaft for a motor, there are many things that factor into the specifications that will make a particular camshaft right for your engine application. Understanding your fuel system, intake...
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Changing the camshaft position sensor
You do not need to do anything special when replacing camshaft sensor. If you want a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to come and replace the cam sensor for you. You will need to clear the codes for the computer...
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Since mechanic changed engine oil on dashboard flashes service engine soon
The variable valve timing VANOS system on your car can become sticky over time. Particularly if you are not changing the oil diligently. It is a hydraulically operated device that advances the camshaft using engine oil pressure under certain conditions....
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the shop costed me 378 dollars to replace camshaft sensor for 2004 chrysler 300M. am i being ripped off?
The camshaft position sensor itself, for your application, costs at most $30 if you buy it using the usual 30% off coupon(s) at the national auto parts chains. Even if you pay full fare, that is buy the genuine OEM...
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Car wont start, rotor on the distributor will not turn.
Hi there. It is possible that the camshaft gear has sheered off the camshaft and will not turn the distributor shaft. Remove the timing cover and turn the crankshaft and watch the timing chain turn the camshaft. If the distributor...
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My car won't idle - 2002 GMC Savana 2500
If the engine is backfiring, there is something wrong with the ignition timing. You may have to go back and make sure the mechanical timing is correct at the timing chain and then do the ignition timing over again; it's...
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My car won't start after replacing flex pipe and Muffler
Technically, there is no connection at all between what was done on the exhaust system and the subsequent no start problem. Of course, it's always possible the Mechanic damaged something on the vehicle but such, if it occurred and if...
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I was wondering if you could tell me what happens when the camshaft gears get stuck?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Lock camshaft gears will not turn the camshaft and cause the timing belt or chain to break. This is not your issue. What could be happening is the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) or Idle...
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I REPLACED MY OLD CAMSHAFT SENCOR MY 2002 FORD WINDSTAR. WONT START WHAT DO I DO?
If you simply pulled out the old camshaft synchronizer and put it back in or pulled off the synchronizer, replaced the senor and put the assembly back into the engine, you did not perform the service correctly and the ignition...
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Cam Position Actuator problem - 1999 Volvo S80
Hello I believe you are referring to the variable valve timing or camshaft position actuator/solenoid, which varies the camshaft timing relative to the crankshaft position. This feature enhances engine performance, mileage, and lowers emissions. If you are able to get...
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Can a camshaft position sensor fail due to low oil levels? 2005 Dodge Neon
Hello - it is possible but not likely for a camshaft position sensor to fail from a low oil level directly. If the oil level is very low, to the point where the engine overheats however, yes. Excessive heat can...

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