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Cam position sensor

Where is the cam position sensor located on a2002 f150 4.2L engine
and how hard is to replace it?
Thank you for any help I can get!

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  • wma7935 Feb 20, 2009

    The clerk at Advance auto parts told me it will cost $700 to $800 to get it fix, that's why I was trying to see if is something I could do my self, but if you say is a 2 hour job it can't be that much!



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It is in the front top of the engine. It would be where the distributor use to be on this motor.
You have to partially drain the cooling system.
Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.
Disconnect the wiring harness from the coolant tube.
Remove the bolt from the coolant tube and postion it to the side out of the way.
Disconnet the electrical connector then remove the 2 bolts in top of it and remove it.

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The camshaft position is very difficult to do. The part itself is located on your timing cover on the front of the motor, and is very easy to access, and the part itself is not expensive. CAUTION: When you install a camshaft position sensor, you have to reset your timing, and make sure all is lined up. If you don't happen to know how, I highly suggest taking it to a local shop. They shouldn't charge you but 1-2 hours labor, and it would be a lot safer. Sorry I couldn't help more, but if you don't get it right, it can seriously damage your engine, and I would hate to walk you through it, and somehow miss a step, and ruin your vehicle... Hope all goes well.

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    Alan Conner Feb 20, 2009

    $700 to $800 dollars is not correct, you could just put a new motor in the thing for that much, the sensor is right on the front of the motor, the only thing is you have to set the timing which is why I would say take it to a shop. Tops $300, I put one in my Dakota for $240 at the dealer.



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