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How to synchronize a 2002 ford taurus 3.0 single cam

I've been told that I need to synchronize the distributor on the ford taurus. That is why my check engine is on.

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  • rmacias21 Nov 25, 2008

    Well I replaced the distributor because it was making a sqeaking noise. I put it in back like it was. But after driving it for a few miles the engine light came on. They put a scaner on and it says it is the cam sensor. They pointed out the part that I had replaced. So I figured it was a defect so I replaced it again. This time I went in and set the engine at dead center and installed the distribitor pointing at cylinder 1. After driving it for several miles the light came back on with the same thing "cam sensor".

  • rmacias21 Nov 25, 2008

    So when I replace it it doesn't matter where it is pointing. Just install it with the tool? Cause I have a tool that came with it but I thought all I had to do it make sure it was set by making sure it went in the same way it came out.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    2005 ford taurus check engine light keep coming on after replace cam sensor

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I am a Ford factory trainned technician and most of what I do is CEL repairs, Have never heard of this fix. What is your code?

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Was the synchronizer ever replaced? It might only need the sensor. there is a special tool needed to align synchro correctly

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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    warlock61 Nov 25, 2008

    putting it back in the same exact way is ok as long as it was correct before. if it came with an alignment tool it has to be at top dead center of #1 cyl

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