Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I replace the camshaft sensor on a 1999 Lexus ES?

asked by on

Can't find the Camshaft Sensor so I can change it on my 99 Lexus ES with a 3.0 engine
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. There are two cam position sensor...

Hi there. There are two cam position sensors on this vehicle, one for each bank. They are located to the rear of the cylinder head towards the transmission, on the exhaust manifold side, black with a two or three wire connector. Bank 2, the one near the radiator is the easiest to see so that you know what you're looking for on the other bank. The connectors can be difficult to remove and do become brittle over time. Why are you needing to replace the sensor? Was it tested and failed testing? I strongly suggest acquiring a qualified technician to perform an inspection if it has a check engine light to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. If it has a check engine light, the code stored is only used as a guide to lead us to the system that has the fault, not as a diagnosis. Your Mechanic has several technicians available that can assist you with a check engine light inspection.

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: Truck will move in reverse but when in drive it will move a couple of inches and then stop moving

Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1999 Ford F-150 to not move when placed in gear. When transmission issues occur the first step is to check the quality and level of the transmission fluid. If the transmission fluid...

Q: Coolant Sensor

Your coolant sensor is a very critical component to your vehicle as it is responsible for relaying the coolant temperature to the computer which uses this information for many different things such as controlling the cooling system and the enrichment...

Q: My 2006 Mercedes E350 has error codes P2015 and P 0015. What needs to be done and likely cost?

Hello. P2015 is the trouble code for a problem with the intake manifold runner control circuit for bank 1. This code is set off when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's intake manifold runner signal. This is usually...

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.