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What is the phaser on the end of the camshaft

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Cam phaser regulates the timing to make engine run leaner or richer. Bad sensor can lead to rough idling, stalling or even complete engine shut down while driving. There will be a code fault reading and that should get you a estimate on the repair cost.. Not a job you want to tackle yourself so take it to a reputable mechanic and get it replaced.

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Why do you refer to it as a Phaser? Maybe you should ask Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock or Scotty.

As another person said, since it's on the end of the camshaft, it's most likely a camshaft position sensor.

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