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I need to locate the camshaft sensor on a 3800 series ii V6

Bad Camshaft position sensor

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Here is a link with a diagram about half way down the page that points out the sensor as number 8. It looks like it should be near the oil filter just up and over a bit. There is some good info on this page to that may help. Good luck! Have a great day!
Servicing GM 3800 V6 Engines Underhood Service

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well I dont know that car, but if you know where the camshaft is (middle of the engine) look where the front cam gear is. Its got to pick up a signal from the gear/magnet.

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SOURCE: Crankshaft Position Sensor and Camshaft Position Sensor

REMOVE OR DISCONNECT

  1. Serpentine belt from the crankshaft pulley.
  2. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
  3. Right front tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Right inner fender access cover.
  5. Using a 28 mm socket, remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt.
  6. Crankshaft harmonic balancer using tool J 38192 or equivalent.
  7. Sensor electrical connector.
  8. Foreign object deflector.
  9. Sensor and pedestal from block face.
  10. Sensor from pedestal.
INSTALL OR CONNECT:

  1. Loosely install the crankshaft sensor on the pedestal.
  2. Position the sensor with pedestal attached on special Tool J 37089.
  3. Position the special tool on the crankshaft.
  4. Bolts to hold the pedestal to the block face, torque to 20-40 Nm (14-28 lb.ft).
  5. Torque the pedestal pinch bolt to 3-4 Nm (38-40 lb.in).
  6. Remove special tool J 37089.
  7. Place the special tool 37089 on the harmonic balancer and turn. If any vane of the harmonic balancer touches the tool, replace the balancer assembly.
  8. Balancer on the crankshaft.
    • Apply thread sealer (GM 1052080) or equivalent to the threads of the balancer bolt.
  1. Torque the crankshaft bolt to 140 Nm + 56°(104 lb.ft + 56°).
  2. Foreign object deflector.
  3. Electrical connector.
  4. Inner fender shield.
  5. Tire and wheel assembly, torque to 140 Nm (104 lb.ft).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Serpentine belt.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 buick rendezvous camshaft position sensor

It is located by the crank shaft, where the big pulley at the bottom of engine is that runs the belts, i assume u have gotten a code for it, and that u are a bit of a novice asking this question, i suggest going to auto parts store and getting a chilton or hayes repair manual and asking to see the crank sensor so you can easier recognize the part, note the wires connector and shape even take a few pictures or bring it home if you need it, always disconnect the battery before you work in there. Good luck!

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