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Bad cam or sensor

Could you explain how it could be a bad cam or cam sensor?

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  • hiro draven Mar 12, 2009

    thanks i figured it out.

  • mike ryner
    mike ryner May 11, 2010

    What is the problem you are exprencing?

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Check this out.. The cam sensor wires and the Ignition coil wires CAN interchange.. If you reverse them.. It'll blow the ecm.. In other words.. you can plug the coil into the cam sensor by mistake.... Look into that.. thank you

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