Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replaced cam shaft P sensor. Less than 2 weeks. Now its bad again. What else could i replace before i buy another sensor?

asked by on

At low idle or coasting in a parking lot the engine knocks and rattles as though it will die. The diagnostic said bank 2 needed a new position sensor. I did that, it fixed the issue for about 10 days.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

First I would make sure you replaced the cam sensor on the driver’s side of the engine. This is bank 2. Now you have a noise in the motor, and it is rattling and running rough. I would point you too a technical bulletin 14-0114 for the 5.4 3 valve motor. The bulletin calls for replacing both the left and right side variable cam timing solenoids in the valve covers on both sides of the engine. This should fix the problem for you.

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
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Replaced cam shaft P sensor. Less than 2 weeks. Now its bad again. What else could i replace before i buy another sensor?

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: I think timing - 2001 Honda Civic

Hi there. Assuming your friend replaced the crankshaft position sensor for a no-start condition or fault code stored, that should not have caused an extended crank or scraping noise unless the sensor was improperly installed. The cause may be unrelated...

Q: Camshaft failed two months after timing belt replacement

Although it is not extremely common for a camshaft to fail within the 100k mile range, it is not impossible. If indeed the camshaft has snapped or potentially has a bad bearing, this can in fact cause an enormous vibration....

Q: Truck stuck in 2nd gear (I believe), won't turn over, can't afford to bring it anywhere. Need help fast

Hi there. What seems to have happen is the shifter inside the transmission has came off the main valve and is making the valve only go into 1st and 2nd. To fix this, drop the transmission oil pan and oil....

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 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.