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Q: Check Engine light on - camshaft

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The Check Engine light is on - camshaft sensor bank one.

A: Hello. The camshaft is a sensor that reads ...

Hello. The camshaft is a sensor that reads the revolutions of the camshaft. When the sensor malfunctions it is not reading the camshaft revolutions, causing the car computer to think it’s out of timing. This usually causes the car to run rough, stall out, and sometimes have a lack of power when accelerating. Replacing the camshaft can fix this problem.

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