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I have a p0011 on my 03 Nissan altima 2.5 engine. Where is the cam position solenoid located and can it be cleaned

Just changed oil and filter and spark plugs.

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Yes it can be cleaned
but if fault code comes back has to be replaced
will be up on the head not far from to the cam shaft

I have a p0011 on my 03 Nissan altima 2.5 engine.  - 2010-07-11_211825_capture-hpsofzl4yoq5ipvgh24ehjib-2-0.png

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