Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Locating and replacing my camshaft sensor - 2006 Pontiac Bonneville

asked by on

I have a 2005 pontiac bonneville gxp 4.6 Liter and i am trying to locate and replace the camshaft postion sensor how do i get to my camshaft position sensor and do i need to remove anything to get to it ?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. The camshaft position sensor is l...

Hi there. The camshaft position sensor is located on the rear cylinder head closest to the firewall (exhaust camshaft). Some engine cover and other bracket removal is necessary. If you would like assistance with this, I would recommend having a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to replace the camshaft position sensor.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: After putting new gaskets all the way around the grand am, it is squealing and smoking somewhere from the block

Hi there. Without being there to physically inspect what you're describing, it's difficult to pinpoint what might be causing the smoke. It could be residual oil or solvents that were used during the repair that are simply burning off; or...

Q: No crank issue

Hello. Most of the time when you get a cam code on this engine it is because of a crank sensor issue. I would replace the crank sensor first. If the problem persists then the timing chain will need to...

Q: CV boots leaking

Torn grease boots on the cv joints are a very common problem as the boots deteriorate over time. The boots themselves can be replaced and new grease added to the joint as long as they have not completely dried out...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.