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Camshaft sensor failing.could have base engine problem like slack loose worn timing chain.tone wheel or pulse wheel is damaged or contain debris.camshaft sensor or cranksensor harness or connector has failed.could have PCM problems.
Posted on Jul 20, 2013
There are no computers used to check any vehicle.
All you can do is look at what the vehicle computer
thinks it see,correct data or not.
What is the question?
You need a shop to diagnose the codes
and find a problem.
Why do you think the check light is on?
How long before you possibly ruin the motor?
Posted on Jul 20, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
cam sensor is on the driver side, front of the motor, just below the valve covers in easy veiw, just outboard of the water temp sensor and they both share the same wiring harness. The cam sensor is on the passenger side, actually on the transmission bell housing. It takes the signal from the flywheel next to the ring gear, about an inch from the engine on the transmission bellhousing. Accesible from the top and easier if you remove the air filter duct. Or jack up the front passenger side and easier if you come in from the front and its behind the axel, behind the motor, go up the bell housing, just below crank shaft level. Go with this first , it tells the comp when to send fuel. If you're getting spark with a 1381 code and you're choosing between CAM & CRANK, start with this, this is the culprit. Consider getting it from the dealer. Good luck. This is Waverunner70, Hope I could help.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
The crankshaft position sensor is located on the transmission bell housing on the right side (if you're facing the engine from the transmission side). The camshaft position sensor is towards the top center of the timing cover on the front of the motor. They both have 3 wire connectors that are virtually identical.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Its not unusual for the crankshaft sensor to intermittanly fail. The crank sensors are not real expensive and are not extremely hard to change.
The Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) is mounted into the engine block above the starter motor. Engine speed and crankshaft position are provided through the crankshaft position sensor. The sensor generates pulses that are the input sent to the powertrain control module (PCM). The PCM interprets the sensor input to determine the crankshaft position. The PCM then uses this position, along with other inputs, to determine injector sequence and ignition timing. The sensor is a Hall effect device combined with an internal magnet. It is also sensitive to steel within a certain distance from it.
Below is a pic of the sensor location.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
the computer may need to be reflashed. if it is running then it is not a bad sensor. either of those being bad would cause it not to run.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
Belt covers need to be on. Timing mark on crankshaft (while on compression stroke) should line up with TDC mark on cover. then Camshaft mark, needs to line up by looking through access hole of cover, and align mark on cam sprocket with pointer on inside of belt cover.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
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