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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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What all needs replaced when you change a camshaft position sensor? 2003 Hyundai Sonata
Hello - only the camshaft position sensor needs replacing. Sent to CS camshaft position sensor replacement
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Replaced timing belt about 2 days later set a code P2649 rocker arm actuator control circuit high bank 1 where is this part? 2003 Honda Accord
Hello - the P2649 error indicates a failure of the actuator circuit for the variable rocker arm mechanism. This mechanism changes valve opening for the engine, improving power and fuel efficiency. It is operated by engine oil pressure and a...
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I took my car in for a full service today. They did the service and my car suddenly cannot be driven. What could the issue be?
Hi there. If the code came on for the camshaft position sensor, then the computer has seen that the sensor is not working properly. If the vehicle was working before and now has the code for the camshaft position sensor,...
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My engine is surging at 2500 rpm's.
Hi there. First check the ECM for any codes that are present. If the codes are logged for the camshaft position sensor, then check harness to the camshaft position sensor and make sure that there is a reference voltage. If...
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P0011 trouble code and there is a loud noise behind the engine.
Hi there. The code P0011 is stored for the camshaft position sensor is not registering to the computer. Check the camshaft position sensor and see if its working and plugged in. It is possible that the sensor has failed and...
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my 04 eclipse wont start no spark from plugs or anything i was driving and it just shut off i replaced timing belt crank sensor an
In the event that diagnostic trouble codes have been set by the PCM, downloading those codes will greatly narrow the possibilities that you have to consider. No spark could be due to bad grounds (possibly in the plenum area; see...
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How much does it cost for Camshaft cover and Valve cover gaskets, parts and labor?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the valve cover and camshaft cover gaskets with the cost of labor on a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 with a V6-3.5L engine.
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Need location of verable timeing senaloide
The variable valve timing solenoid is mounted in the front of valve cover near the front of each valve cover near timing chain location in front of the motor.
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Hello I have a 2001 Montero sport 3.0 that died and tries to start but won't acts like it's way out of time. Would a bad CPS cause this problem?
Hi there. A crankshaft position sensor will cause the engine to not start if the sensor has failed. The crankshaft position sensor is designed to tell the ECM (computer) when the cylinder number one is at top dead center and...
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Getting error code p0340 on my 2002 Ford Taurus DOHC 3.0
Hi - yes, you are correct. This error code (P0340) means either the sensor, or the wiring and connectors for this sensor, are malfunctioning. Check the wiring connection for the sensor first, but most likely, the sensor has failed. I...
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How many camshaft sensors are there in my 2003 infiniti m45? 2003 Inifiniti M45
Hello - there are actually 3 sensors that report camshaft position and timing information to engine management. There are 2 intake valve timing position sensors (one for each bank of cylinders), and a camshaft timing sensor. These all report camshaft...
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Porsche Cayenne S 2005 has code P0349 read on scanner.
Hi there. The Camshaft Position Sensor tone ring could be damaged or there could be an electrical problem with the electrical circuit with the camshaft position sensor harness. I recommend replacing the camshaft position sensor. If you need further assistance...
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cam shaft location on 2007 honda odyssey
Hi there. It is probably a good idea to let a professional machine shop complete service or repairs to your Odyssey. A service and repair manual for the Honda Odyssey will provide you with a lot of valuable information, which...
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Trying to locate my camshaft position sensor
Hello, thank you for writing in. The camshaft position sensor is located towards the front of the engine directly at the end of the camshaft. Due to not being able to see the camshaft, you are going to want to...
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My Nissan Sentra 2014 indicator light is on.
Hi there. The slip indicator light could be on for a numerous items. The main items that is causing your rpm's to fluctuate are the camshaft position sensor (CPS) and the idle air control valve (IAC). The CPS will cause...
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Timing chain, camshaft and crankshaft timing problems 2006 Dodge Ram 4.7L
Hi there - there are "camshaft timing tools" specific to every engine which are used for camshaft component repair to avoid just this scenario.These specialized tools keep the camshafts and crankshaft locked in the proper position ("crankshaft top dead center",...
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I was looking for the location of the crankshaft /camshaft sensors on my 2012 audi a7 3.0.
Hi there. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the back of the engine on the driver side near the top at an angle. The camshaft position sensor is located just behind the camshaft gear on the left bank cylinder...
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I have a check engine light coming on and off. Scanned code is p0013. CMP solenoid fault. 2008 Pontiac G6
Hello - the P0013 (camshaft position actuator solenoid control circuit) code you have could be caused by several issues. This could be an electrical issue with the wiring to that solenoid itself. There may also be a problem with a...
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Cost for to replace the rear camshaft seal.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the camshaft seal on a 2005 Kia Amanti with a V6-3.5L engine.
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Need my 2004 Freestar camsfaft synchronizer replaced, cost?? 2004 Ford Freestar
Hi there - from your description, it is hard to tell whether you need the [camshaft position sensor](https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-long-does-a-camshaft-position-sensor-last, or the camshaft position actuator (sometimes called the variable valve timing actuator or solenoid). Please forward the problem codes (Pxxxx) for this...

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