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Cam Shaft Position Sensor 1998 Saturn SL

Where is the location of the cam shaft position sensor foar a 1998 Saturn SL?

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  • cpilot Jan 23, 2009

    Thaks for the post, but the suggested website wasn't too much help. No diagram.

  • kikysmom Feb 26, 2009

    Can someone help me. I am getting a error when I run the diagnostic on myh 1998 SL 2 saturn the erro is Cam Sensor condition. I have call all the auto parts stores around me and none of them carry it. Do I have to get this from the dealer? Does anyone know how much this part is?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    where is the cam sensor on a 2009 saturn aura 2.4 engine

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Where is cam shaft sensor

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Where is cam shaft sensor



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Have a look at this link, scroll to your engine & click on picture to expand for better view.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jan 23, 2009

    Copy & paste the above. Worked for me? Scroll down to fig.2 & click on it. Your sensor should be under intake manifold back of engine, lower area of block, close to transmission



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