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Problems with 2001 grand am

Plugged the car into the code reader and got a camshaft postion sensor code. How do i fix it?

Also the ac fan will only run when turned to the highest setting, i replaced the switch and it still does it, ive read that it might be the blower motor resistor is the correct?

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  • airrun2001 May 14, 2009

    it has 160000 miles on the 3.4 liter

  • airrun2001 May 14, 2009

    it has 160000 miles on the 3.4 liter

  • airrun2001 May 15, 2009

    how hard is it to get the blowere assembly out to replace the resistor?

  • airrun2001 May 15, 2009

    i took the gloe box out and found the blower housing is it on the driver side or passenger side it was hot as heck today so i didnt go digging around alot.

  • airrun2001 May 15, 2009

    thank you very much for your help

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The blower resistor is definitely your problem. They've been updated, it should be located in the blower housing, I believe way up under the dash on the passenger side.
If you have a cam sensor code, it is probably bad and needs to needs to be replaced. Sometimes a severely worn engine can cause this code to set. How many miles and which engine?

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    Dave C May 14, 2009

    With that mileage, it could very well be a worn timing chain that is causing the code. It is time to do it if you plan to keep the car. I would have the chain done as maintenance before replacing the cam sensor.

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    Dave C May 15, 2009

    I'm pretty sure you don't have to take it out, it a huge pain if you do. You should be able to see the resistor bolted to the side of the housing. Undo the two screws and disconnect the wiring harness and just pull it out.

  • Dave  C
    Dave C May 15, 2009

    It should be on the passenger side,but not through the glove box. You have to go under the dash I believe. If you haven't bought the new one yet it should look like this:




  • Dave  C
    Dave C May 15, 2009

    It is mounted in the blower housing right next to the body of the fan motor.


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