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This is my vw golf 2.0 fsi 2004 having problems with a putt putt sound (backfire) after I release the accelerator. Mechanic asked me to change coils and we did a diagnostic and a camshaft sensor error

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I have seen the engine type and according to what you have state about backfiring,I suggest first to remove the spark plugs and check if are black carbon built up ,probably you have problem on the spark plug itself,or the ignition coil. Also another fault is either the cam sensor. I do not if you tried any fault diagnostic tool to find any fault. Try to check also the emission in a garage to confirm if you have any fault either on the Oxygen sensor or any catalytic converter failure. First do the tests and when you are sure on finding then proceed on buying parts.

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I hope the noise that you hear is not the dog barking like in the video!!! It sounds like a leaky fuel injector nozel is feeding excess gas into one of the cylinders between cycles. THe extra gas is pushed out the exhaust and ignites on the Catalytic converter producing a bang (explosion) that sounds like pops when it goes through through the muffler. Or the gas somehow makes it through the muffler and ignites when it reaches the end of the tailpipe wher it gets oxygen from the outside air.

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The parts aren't really that expensive, it's the labor these places charge an hour. Call around and see who can do it the cheapest, unless you want to do it your self.

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its on the bell housing on this vehicle ,one bolt holds it on if i remember rightly

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SOURCE: 2004 vw golf 5 2.0 fsi camshaft sensor , is there any special position for this or is it a remove and install procedure ! Any help is much appreciated thanks!

If there are no adjustments to be made on the mount, there is nothing to do except mount it as it fits!

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