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Where is located the sensor camshaft on my avenger 2009 2.4l?
Hi there. The camshaft position sensor is located in the back of the engine next to the EGR engine gas recirculation valve attached to the cylinder head under the valve cover. It would be round with two bolts and have...
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P0010 -"A" Camshift Position Actuator Circuit/Open Bank 1 & OBD Bulb check failed on smog test - How to search for mechanic?
Hi there. The P0010 code is coming on for the VVT-I (variable valve timing with intelligence) system is malfunctioning. Changing the engine oil and filter could solve this issue and fix most of the problems. But if changing the engine...
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I need to find out the location of the Exhaust Camshaft Position Sensor Bank 1 on a 2008 Infiniti EX35.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The bank 1 camshaft position sensor is going to be located on the front of the engine. Most specifically it is going to be located right below the valve cover on the bank (or...
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2008 Mazda CX-9 twin camshaft sensor with shavings
Hi there. Remove the valve cover to the engine. Get a flashlight and look at where the sensor is located at on the top of the engine. Check to see where the camshaft sensor is located and see if the...
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My car has a diagnosis code of P1381 and needs a new VCT solenoid.
Sent billing question to CS for replacement of the variable camshaft timing control solenoid and an oil change.
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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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I replaced the camshaft position sensor and now my car stalls after 10 seconds.
Hi there. The crankshaft position sensor works in junction with the camshaft position sensor. Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if the wiring is loose or disconnected. Check the sensor for any voltage reference coming out of it when...
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Will the camshaft position sensor cause my car to keep cutting off while I'm driving it?
Hi there. The camshaft position sensor could cause an engine to stall out. Check the sensor and see if its plugged in. Make sure that the sensor is attached to the engine properly and make sure that the sensor harness...
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Continuous camshaft adjustment (LEFT): Incorrect position of the exhaust camshaft (P0025)"
The P0025 code is telling you that the exhaust camshaft timing is running late. This is not necessarily a sensor issue, but more likely a mechanical one. The variable camshaft timing is controlled by a hydraulic device that is part...
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How to resolve the vvt sensor/camshaft position sensor circuit range. Having performance problem with my Toyota Vitz.
Hi there. Sounds like the variable valve timing sensor (VVT) is not functioning correctly. Check the wiring harness to the VVT and make sure that its connected. If the harness is good, then remove the harness and remove the VVT...
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I have a 2012 cc with a p0016 code no start. chain is tight and all turns freely when turned by hand
Code P0016 broadly means that the PCM has detected that the Crankshaft and Camshaft are out of sync. If they are out of sync beyond a specific, threshold number of degrees, the car simply won't start. The cause of that...
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Where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 2011 Kia Optima EX GDI
Hi there - the camshaft position sensor is located on the drive-side end of the top of the engine on your vehicle. It is a round black plastic housing - golf-ball size - attached to the engine with one bolt,...
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Where is the camshaft position sensor be located on a 2011 Kia Optima EX GDI?
Hello - the camshaft position sensor is located on the drive-side end of the top of the engine on your vehicle. It is a round black plastic housing - golf-ball size - attached to the engine with one bolt, and...
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Does camshaft position sensor affect in any way the fuel consumption?! 2003 Mercedes ML350
Hello - yes, a failed camshaft sensor can negatively affect fuel economy. With a failed cam sensor, engine management reverts to a "fail safe" engine timing scheme which is less efficient than when all sensors are working properly. The symptom...
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Check engine light is on with error code P052B. Reset the ECM 3 times. Car is running fine. What could be wrong?
Hi there. The code is on for multiple different sensors that you would need to check. Check for a faulty Crankshaft position sensor, a faulty Camshaft position sensor, a faulty intake valve timing control solenoid valve, or a faulty intake...
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The codes p0012 and p0015 was shown on the scanner when I had my car checked.
Hi there. The codes P0012 and P0015 are related to the camshaft position sensor. Check the sensor out and make sure that its plugged in. Also, check for power to the sensor. The camshaft sensor keeps the ignition correct at...
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Check engine light comes after a long trip. OBD II scanner gives the code P0015. What would be the cause?
Hi there. The code P0015 is stored for the camshaft position sensor has recorded that the timing is excessive retard. The sensor could have failed due to oil deposits leaking onto the sensor, the variable valve timing sensor has failed,...
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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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Multiple cylinder misfire detected. Changed the distributor, fuel pressure regulator, injectors and the coil.
Hi there. Check the spark plugs in the engine and see if they have a bold spark. If the spark plugs and wires are old, they can cause the electrical current to flow slower than normal to the cylinder causing...
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Where is camshaft sensor located and how difficult to change?
Depending on the engine configuration most camshaft sensors will be installed at one end of the camshaft cover. Some sensors are mounted inline with the camshaft and other sensors are mounted on the side of the camshaft housing. Either way...

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