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Q: I just need to know where the CPS is on it

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I ordered a new cps but cannot seem to find where it goes. Thanks

My car has 140 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: By CPS are you referring to the camshaft po...

By CPS are you referring to the camshaft position sensor or the crankshaft position sensor? The camshaft position sensor is located inside the distributor assembly and you are better off replacing the entire unit rather than dismantling it. In order to access the crankshaft position sensor, the timing belt assembly must be removed. Consider hiring one of our mobile experts if you need some help assistance with these sensors.

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