Question about 2005 Ford Freestar
The Syncroniser IS the sensor. If its not in correctly, it will set a code, and its not easy with out the tool. So put it in EXACTLY like the one you take out. Make marks so that the body and the sensor are right where they were when you started.
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is some risk to doing it yourself, but only if you do it incorrectly. The cam synchronizer is integral to engine timing, and if the new assembly is not installed with the exact same orientation as the original some serious damage could occur. Luckily, it's not that easy to mess up if you pay attention. The teeth on the bottom of the synchronizer are big enough that the vane rotates approx 10 degrees for each tooth. After removing the sensor from the top of the assembly and before touching the clamping nut that secures the synchro; if you mark the relative position of the synchronizer body on the block, and mark the position of the vane on the synchro body you can install the new synchro in the exact same position. If you make accurate marks and pay attention, it will be obvious if you are off. I replaced mine with this method and have driven approx 150 miles since without a CEL to be seen, nor a squeak to be heard.
However, in replacing the sensor, locate the cam synchronizer there should be a small coolant hose above the harness disconnect the hose pull the spark plug wires from the coil move them out of your way lift up on the wiring harness shroud there are two 5.5 mm bolts holding the sensor to the synchronizer remove the bolts remove the sensor mark the location of the synchronizer on the block and there is a *** inside the synchronizer mark its location to the synchronizer body now remove the 10mm bolt holding the synchronizer to the engine pullup twist counter clockwise it should come right out then get your new synchronizer make the same alignment marks on the new one as you marked on the old one and slide your synchronizer in the hole make sure all your marks line up then do the removal steps in reverse.
In any case you encounter much difficulty in doing these yourself, then contact an auto-technician as soon as possible.
Hope these help.
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
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SOURCE: I replaced my camshaft sensor,
if you replaced with new parts it sounds like the synchronizer is not is sync and needs to be set correctly.there is a tool to make sure the system is set correctly that you may be able to rent from a tool rental place.
Posted on Apr 06, 2011
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