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Replacing camshaft sensor myself on 3.0 ohv

How do I replace it? The part looks pretty simple but i figure theres some specifics i may need 2 know

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    scanner says camshaft sensor circuit malfuction



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Make sure you have the proper size socket .It is a easy replacement part.

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Now to install:

1. Clean the CMP sensor surface and ensure that the O-Ring is in place. 2. Position the CMP sensor into the engine and tighten the retaining bolt to 71-106 inch lbs. 3. Attach the CMP sensor connector 4.Connect the negative battery cable.

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I need a picture of the spark plugs on a 1998 ford taurus numbered

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Your coil location looks like this:

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