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Camshaft position sensor

Where is this located, I can't seem to find it? I have also noticed they come in different types...for the Taurus 99 3.0 single cam...I need to replace this part, and I need help!

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Look under the coil pack you will find a round black housing just about where the distributor used to be before they changed over to the coil pack engine

2 screws and this housing comes off and it is the cam sensor

a word of warning the main cause of cam sensor problems is that the magnet in the rotating part
(or as ford calls it the syncronizer ) this magnet comes apart and actually hits the sensor and damages it
if this occurs you have to replace the sensor and the syncronizer this requires a special tool to set
it ( if you do not use the tool you will set a code for cam crank not syncronized

Hope this helps David

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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2. Remove the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor.
1 Remove the electrical connector.
2 Remove the bolt and the CMP sensor.
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1. To install, reverse it removal procedure
1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A
sth~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Prior to removal of the camshaft position sensor (CMP sensor) (12126), set cylinder No.1 to zero degrees top dead center (TDC) of compression stroke. Then note the position of the camshaft position sensor electrical connector. The installation procedure requires that the connector be located in the same position.
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  1. Disconnect battery ground cable. Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Disconnect engine control sensor wiring connector from camshaft position sensor.
  1. Remove camshaft position sensor retaining screws and camshaft position sensor from camshaft position sensor housing.
  1. If removing camshaft position sensor housing from the cylinder block (6010), proceed with Removal Step 5. If not removing camshaft position sensor housing, proceed to installation Step 6.
  1. Remove hold-down clamp (bolt and washer assembly).
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  1. sth~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: A special service tool such as Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A must be obtained prior to installation of the replacement camshaft position sensor. Failure to follow this procedure will result in improper camshaft position sensor alignment. This will result in the fuel system being out of time with the engine, possibly causing engine damage.
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