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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 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.
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 Inspect Valve Clearance Adjustment
The The term “valve adjustment” is an oxymoron. What is actually being adjusted is the clearance between the linkage of the camshaft and the valve. It is most often called the valve lash. This system that links the camshaft to...
How to Install a Camshaft
Over 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 larger. One of the biggest changes is...

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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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Very low rpm
Hi there. From the description you have given, I believe you are stating that your vehicle has no power, and you are only able get to 35-50 mph and nothing over 1500 rpm. You also stated vehicle runs great, which...
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Starting problems
Hi, there is a recall on these cars about the TIPM, or Totally Integrated Power Module. If the camshaft position codes have disappeared I would take a look at the TIPM. If the codes are still present, then there may...
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Rattle noise
Hi there. Either the engine's timing tensioner is loose and not pressurizing up when the engine is started up or the camshaft variable timing solenoid is sticking when the engine oil is thick - cold. I recommend putting in an...
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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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i have a check engine light on
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2004 Toyota Camry. Code P0012 relates to the camshaft position sensor which monitors the speed of the camshaft and relays this information to your car's computer, which helps to control ignition timing...
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Do I need a new alternator?
I would recommend having your alternator tested for proper function with a digital multimeter by a qualified technician. This test will determine if the alternator is charging the battery at the proper levels. If the alternator is not charging the...
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Check engine light just came on.
The P0320 trouble code could very well indicate a bad camshaft sensor. The pinpoint test should be performed before replacing the sensor. If you need help with diagnosis, contact a mechanic for a diagnosis of the Check Engine Light....
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Car turns over, but will not start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1995 Chrysler Intrepid. The powertrain control module (PCM) controls ignition timing by controlling the ground path to each coil. It uses signals from the crank sensor and cam sensor to determine spark...
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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...
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Camshaft Position Sensor (Bank 1)
Your description says bank 1 and the lower text says bank 2. It looks like there are 2 exhaust camshaft position sensors on the vehicle and it could be possible you replaced the wrong one. Consider hiring one of our...
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Camshaft Position Sensor
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge Challenger. From what you've described it sounds like you may have a different sensor than what the auto parts store has listed. If you go to the dealer you would be able...
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Cam shaft position sensor
Hi there. The camshaft position sensors are located on the front of your engine on the top under the engine cover. I usually do a complete inspection before replacing these because there are a number of reasons as to why...
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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...
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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...
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Car stalls and sputters while in idle
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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...
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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...
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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...

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