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Camshaft sensor I ran the computer on my 97 vw jetta and the code said a camshaft timing sensor. When i went to the auto place to ask about it they said that their were no camshaft sensors in a vw jetta so what is wrong? How do i fix it if there is no sensor?

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    hi i am trying to set the timming on a vw microbus 2.6 i have the crank at top dead centre but need know where the distributor should face no 1 or no 3 and which cyclinder camshafts should be rocking and which firing

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YES THERE IS A SENSOR, IT IS LOCATED ON THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE WHERE THE TRANSMISSION AND BLOCK BOLT TOGETHER NEXT TO THE STARTER AND ALMOST UNDER THE OIL FILTER COOLER

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