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Q: Changing the camshaft position sensor

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If I am changing just the cam position sensor, (not the synchronizer), do I have to do a top dead center setting like you have to on the synchronizer, or can I just change out the camshaft sensor without adjustments, Thanks, Rob

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You do not need to do anything special when...

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 after replacing the sensor.

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