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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.

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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