The camshaft position sensor sends a signal to the PCM, powertrain control module. The PCM then determines spark plug firing. Could be the camshaft position sensor.
1996 is all I have
Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor
3.0L (2V) Engine
The camshaft position sensor (CMP sensor) (12126):
3.0L (4V) Engine
- is a single Hall-effect magnetic switch activated by a single vane which is driven by the camshaft (6250).
- provides camshaft position information which is used by the ignition coil (12029) and the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) for fuel synchronization.
The camshaft position sensor (CMP sensor) (6B288) is:
- a variable reluctance sensor.
- triggered by the high-point mark on the LH exhaust camshaft sprocket (6256).
3.0L (2V) Engine
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
Syncro Positioning Tool
CAUTION: Prior to removal of the camshaft position sensor (CMP sensor) (12126), set cylinder No.1 to zero degrees top dead center (TDC) of compression stroke. Then note the position of the camshaft position sensor electrical connector. The installation procedure requires that the connector be located in the same position.
Disconnect battery ground cable. Refer to Section 14-01 .
Disconnect engine control sensor wiring connector from camshaft position sensor.
Remove camshaft position sensor retaining screws and camshaft position sensor from camshaft position sensor housing.
If removing camshaft position sensor housing from the cylinder block (6010), proceed with Removal Step 5. If not removing camshaft position sensor housing, proceed to installation Step 6.
Remove hold-down clamp (bolt and washer assembly).
Remove camshaft position sensor housing from cylinder block.
CAUTION: A special service tool such as Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A must be obtained prior to installation of the replacement camshaft position sensor. Failure to follow this procedure will result in improper camshaft position sensor alignment. This will result in the fuel system being out of time with the engine, possibly causing engine damage.
Attach Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A as follows:
- Engage camshaft position sensor housing vane into the radial slot of the tool.
- Rotate tool on camshaft position sensor housing until tool boss engages notch in camshaft position sensor housing.
Pre-lubricate synchronizer gear with engine oil meeting Ford specification ESE-M2C123-A prior to assembly.
Install camshaft position sensor housing so that drive gear engagement occurs when arrow on locator tool is pointed approximately 75 degrees counterclockwise from the rear face of the cylinder block. This step will locate camshaft position sensor electrical connector in the pre-removal position.
Roatate Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A clockwise slightly. This will engage oil pump intermediate shaft. Push downward while adjusting Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A until the Syncro Gear engages the camshaft gear.
When synchronizer flange is fully seated against block, the installation tool should be facing counterclockwise of engine centerline approximately 33 to 45 degrees.
Install hold-down clamp (washer and bolt) and tighten bolt to 19-30 Nm (14-22 lb-ft).
Remove Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A.
CAUTION: If camshaft position sensor electrical connector is not positioned properly, DO NOT reposition the connector by rotating the camshaft position sensor housing. This will result in the fuel system being out of time with the engine, possibly causing engine damage. Remove the camshaft position sensor housing and repeat installation procedure, beginning with Step 1.
Install camshaft position sensor and retaining screws. Tighten screws to 1.5-4.0 Nm (13-35 lb-in).
Connect engine control sensor wiring connector to camshaft position sensor.
Connect battery ground cable.
Syncro Positioning Tool
Water Outlet (Part of Intake Assy)
Screw and Washer
Camshaft Position Sensor
Tighten to 1.5-4 Nm (13-35 Lb-In)
Tighten to 19-30 Nm (14-22 Lb-Ft)