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Mass air flow and cam position sensor?

I replaced both of them and the car still has a light on.ran good for about 20 mins and then the light came back on with the same codes.replaced the cap and rotor also.no oil in the anti freeze or vice versa.i sprayed all around the intake no smoothing out.what the heck next????

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What codes are you getting? If you post them here I can try to help you narrow down the problem. What symptoms are you seeing in the car's operation?

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