Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can shaft position sensor all of the outcomes of the problem

asked by on

I got a cam position sensor code from my check engine light. If I replace it will the problem be fixed or are there any other things attached to the cam shaft position sensor, so like even if I do buy the new peice it's not the peice that is causing the problem it would be something else?? ( like electricity or something) Or will just changing the part fix my problem?? Thanks!

My car has 229000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Possibilities: 1 - Simply replacing the cam...

Possibilities: 1 - Simply replacing the camshaft sensor will solve your problem. 2 - If it does not, with the age of the vehicle, there can be a break in the wiring harness to the cam sensor. 3 - If there are no breaks in the wiring, the ecu can be bad. If you need assistance with definitively diagnosing the issue, as well as replacing the camshaft sensor a certified technician from YourMechanic can be dispatched to your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Water leak causing overheating

Replacing the radiator is a straightforward job. Any time the cooling system is serviced, the rest of the system will need to be tested as well. Do not continue to drive the car with the risk of overheating it. Damage...

Q: the car will turn over but it wont crank

Hello...we can help you with that. If you have a good battery and your starter motor is turning over the engine rapidly enough, that means you have a problem in the area of ignition or fuel. That would includes things...

Q: Replaced cam shaft P sensor. Less than 2 weeks. Now its bad again. What else could i replace before i buy another sensor?

First I would make sure you replaced the cam sensor on the driver's side of the engine. This is bank 2. Now you have a noise in the motor, and it is rattling and running rough. I would point you...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.