Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
I have a service engine soon light on and the code says failed cam position sensor. Need to know if I can replace it without taking a whole lot apart?
It's not that hard to replaced, and can be done with common tools.
3.4 camshaft sensor removal:
Remove the serpentine belt, Disconnect the sensor wire harness, Remove the power steering pump (just remove it from the mount and out of the way), Remove the attachment bolt to the sensor, Remove the sensor, (note spray around the sensor with brake parts cleaner before removal to keep dirt from entering the engine)
To install: Lubricate the new O ring with engine oil before installing the new camshaft sensor, Tighten the retaining bolt to 8 ft.lbs. connect the sensor's electrical wire, reinstall the power steering pump, reinstall the serpentine belt.
Start the car and go out for the night with the money you just saved, You can pick up the camshaft sensor at Auto Zone and they can also give you the step by step instructions to getting the job done. Good luck and hope this helps. Take's just under 1 1/2 hour to do. You can do it in under 1 hour though if your good with tools.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Which engine do you have? The 2.4 liter inline 4 or the 3.4 v6? On the 2.4 , the sensor is located in front side top section of the motor. It is located slightly below where the cover that say's 2.4. It has a single bolt that clamps it in and by unclippping the wire, removing the bolt, prying the old sensor out one with a screw driver, lubricate the new one and reassemble. Total time is far less then changing a spark plug.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
That s an internal part engine have to be taken apart
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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