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I'm having serious lagging in my car. I've been told it might be caused by the camshaft sensor going bad. What i want to know is where it is located and how much would you think the price would cost roughly to replace it.

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It is located on top of the engine right below the air inlet tube at the base of the intake it is a black sensor on top of a silver housing where the distributor would normally be

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