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Camshaft sensor 3.0 v6

Rotor broke and broke sensor can i replace sensor w/o replacing distributor, also how do know what postion plate is suppose to be

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Head out and Buy the Book for it hun it tells u how to Rebuild it our go to your Wreckers and Pick one up for 10 Bucks and use that

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How do replace ignition control module in 1998 K-1500 5.0 liter vortec


This system does not use the ignition module used on the DI systems in the past. The VCM controller now controls the ignition control (IC) and bypass functions.
The crankshaft sensor, located in the front engine cover, is perpendicular to a target wheel attached to the crankshaft. The target wheel is equipped with slots situated 60 degrees apart. As the crankshaft rotates, the target wheel rotates past the crankshaft position sensor. The rising and falling edges created by the slots cause a signal to be sent back to the VCM. This signal occurs three times per crankshaft revolution and is referred to as the 3x signal for V6 applications. The signal occurs four times per crankshaft revolution and is referred to as the 4x signal for V8 applications.
The VCM then utilizes this 3x (V6) or 4x (V8) signal in order to provide the correct spark to the engine by way of the single coil driver module. The single coil driver module is basically an electronic switch that when commanded by the VCM, causes the primary coil voltage to breakdown, energizing the secondary coil and providing a spark via the coil wire to the distributor cap. The distributor consists of the following components:
The system consists of the following components:
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Vehicle control module (VCM)


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Distributor


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Ignition coil driver module


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Ignition coil


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Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor


Now which part do you want to replace ?

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Cap and rotor


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Camshaft position sensor


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Gear drive and shaft

The camshaft drives the distributor shaft which rotates providing a spark to the correct cylinder by way of the cap and rotor. The camshaft position (CMP) sensor functions much like the crankshaft sensor previously described but provides only a 1x signal to the VCM. That is, for every 2 rotations of the crankshaft, there is 1 rotation of the camshaft. Note that the camshaft position sensor will not affect driveability. The sole purpose of the camshaft position sensor is to provide the VCM with the necessary information for the misfire diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).

Sep 06, 2015 | 1998 Chevrolet K1500

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Where is the camshaft position sensor for 1999 dakota v6


If your dakota wont start and the computer says its the camshaft position sensor you will need to look for a "distributor pickup plate" not a "camshaft position sensor. Advance Auto etc has these usually in stock for about $50 you do not need to go to the dealer. Looking for a cam pos sensor on the 1999 dakota is a dead end its called the dist pu plate. Its so easy to install. Find the distrubutor behind at the top back of engine near firewall. Two screws are phillips head. You will have to unplug some of the spark wires (be sure you know exactly which wires go back to where. You can remove only one side of wires to remove the distributor. Take out the rotor the plate just lies down on the distributor. Replace it the pickup plate magnet is towards the firewall and down. It has two places on the plate that catch the distributor phillips screws. Install in reverse of removal. Disconnect battery pos or neg. Turn ingnition on for 10-30 seconds to reset check engine light. Back on road.

Jan 28, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Dakota

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On a 1985 f150 where would a camshaft sensor be


Check this procedure... REMOVALand& INSTALLATION

6-300
  1. Remove the grille, radiator, and timing cover.
  2. Remove the distributor, fuel pump, oil pan and oil pump.
  3. Align the timing marks. Unbolt the camshaft thrust plate, working through the holes in the camshaft gear.
  4. Loosen the rocker arms, remove the pushrods, take off the side cover and remove the valve lifters with a magnet.
  5. Remove the camshaft very carefully to prevent nicking the bearings.
  6. Oil the camshaft bearing journals and use Lubriplate or something similar on the lobes. Install the camshaft, gear, and thrust plate, aligning the gear marks. Tighten down the thrust plate. Make sure that the camshaft end-play is not excessive.
  7. The last item to be replaced is the distributor. The rotor should be at the firing position for no. 1 cylinder, with the timing gear marks aligned

V6 and V8 Including Diesel
Ford recommends removing the diesel engine for camshaft removal.
  1. Remove the intake manifold and valley pan, if so equipped.
  2. Remove the rocker covers, and either remove the rocker arm shafts or loosen the rockers on their pivots and remove the pushrods. The pushrods must be reinstalled in their original positions.
  3. Remove the valve lifters in sequence with a magnet. They must be replaced in their original positions.
  4. Remove the timing chain/gear cover and timing chain (timing gear on V8 diesel) and sprockets.
  5. In addition to the radiator and air conditioning condenser, if so equipped, it may be necessary to remove the front grille assembly and the hood lock assembly to gain the necessary clearance to slide the camshaft out of the front of the engine. On the V6-3.8L, remove the camshaft thrust button and spring. Remove the camshaft thrust plate attaching screws and carefully slide the camshaft out of its bearing bores. Use extra caution not to scratch the camshaft lobes.
Camshaft removal tools, Ford part no. T65L-6250-A and adaptor 14-0314 are needed to remove the diesel camshaft.
  1. Coat the camshaft with engine oil liberally before installing it. Slide the camshaft into the engine very carefully so as not to scratch the bearing bores with the camshaft lobes. Install the camshaft thrust plate and tighten the attaching screws to 9 - 12 ft. lbs. Measure the camshaft end-play. If the end-play is more than 0.009 inch; (0.228mm), replace the thrust plate. Assemble the remaining components in the reverse order of removal.
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Dec 19, 2011 | 1985 Ford F150

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I received a P0340 on my 1995 Nissan Altima. It says I need to replace the Camshaft sensor. The dealers say that my car does not have one in it and that it may be in the distributor itself. Is this true....


They may be right. I cannot find the part. here is what the manual says:


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION The camshaft position sensor is located inside the distributor. On some distributors, the camshaft position sensor is not serviceable (replacement parts may not be available separately). If the camshaft position sensor is serviceable, use the following procedure.

  1. Remove the distributor cap and wires.
  2. Remove the rotor.
  3. Remove the camshaft position sensor cap.
  4. Remove the camshaft position sensor mounting screws.
  5. Carefully remove the camshaft position sensor.

To install:
  1. Position the camshaft position sensor in the distributor and tighten the mounting screws securely.
  2. Install the camshaft position sensor cap.
  3. Install the rotor.
  4. Install the distributor cap and wires.

Sep 27, 2010 | 1995 Nissan Altima

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Where is the cam sensor located


Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Lift the vehicle.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Right wheel and tire assembly.
    • Camshaft position (CMP) sensor electrical connector. gm_truck_s10_cmp.gif

    • Bolt and CMP sensor.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Camshaft position (CMP) sensor and bolt.
      1. Torque to: 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm)
    • CMP sensor electrical connector.
    • Right tire assembly.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
4.3L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Spark plug wires and ignition coil wire from the distributor 4.3L Distributor CMP electrical connector gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_dist_cmp_elect_conn.gif

    • Camshaft position (CMP) sensor harness connector from the distributor
    • Distributor cap screws 4.3L Distributor cap removal gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_dist_cap_rem.gif

    • Distributor cap 4.3L Distributor rotor screws removal gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_dist_rotr_screw_rem.gif

    • Rotor screws
    • Rotor
    4.3L Align reluctor wheel slot with CMP gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_algn_whl_slot_cmp.gif

  2. Align the square slot in the reluctor wheel with the CMP sensor 4.3L CMP sensor screws removal gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_cmp_sensr_screw_rem.gif

  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • CMP screws 4.3L CMP sensor removal gm_trk_sil15_02-04_43_cmp_sensr_rem.gif

    • CMP sensor
To Install:
NOTE: Do not use the old cap, CMP sensor, and rotor screws. Use the replacement screws that have been coated with a thread locking compound.
  1. Insert the CMP sensor through the reluctor wheel slot
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • New CMP mounting screws and tighten the screws
      1. Torque to: 19 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
    • Rotor onto the reluctor wheel
    • New rotor screws and tighten the screws
      1. Torque to: 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
    • Distributor cap
    • New distributor cap screws and tighten the screws
      1. Torque to: 21 inch lbs. (2.4 Nm)
    • CMP sensor harness connector
    • Spark plug wires and ignition coil wire
  3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs
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Aug 17, 2010 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

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Camshaft position sensor removal


Camshaft position sensor is located in the Distributor in the 1999 Bravada, on the left side under the rotor and bolted on the distributor plate on the 4.3 vortec.

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May 13, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada

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How hard is it to change the cam positioning


it is not that bad. easier than a tune-up. it is under the distributor cap under a plastic dust shield. three wire sensor. remove cap and rotor , then dust shield and then the two screws holding it down. install in the reverse!

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Dec 12, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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I need step by step instructions on how to replace my camshaft sensor on a 2002 chevy malibu


Go to your local auto parts store and purchase a Haynes Manual # 38026 which covers 1997 through 2003 Malibu's and it will give you step by step instructions as well as diagrams and photos of the procedure.Most Camshaft Sensors are located in the distributor cap under the rotor button. They generally have three to four wires dependent on the type of camshaft sensor is employed, but insofar as setting it or "gapping" it like you may have to do with a crankshaft sensor, this is a simple remove and replace. Depending upon your engine, look at the distributor and if you see under the distributor cap a small ribbon wire (like in computers), it will always be attached closely to a plug on the wiring harness. The Haynes Manual will even give you the wiring gauge, color and location in the back of the manual whereas Chilton never caught on to putting wiring diagrams in their books. You'll find the Camshaft Sensor in section 14, Emissions insofar as how to test and/or replace it.

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Nov 06, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

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WHERE IS THE CAM POSITION SENSOR LOCATED ON A 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA


WHEN YOU STAND ON THE FRONT OF THE CAR YOU ONE IS RIGHT BELOW OF THE INTAKE WHICH IS BANK 2 OR THE ONE CLOSE TO FIREWALL , BANK 1 ONE IS ON SAME SIDE NEXT TO THE RADIATOR BUT THEY BOTH ON THE CAM RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE, THE EASIEST WAY TO IDENTIFY THEM IS THAT THEIR CONNECTOR IS GREEN, ONCE YOU LOCATE THEM THE CLIP NEEDS TO BE PUSHED DOWN TOWARD THE SENSOR FOR THE CONNECTOR TO BE RELEASED, ONCE YOU REMOVE THE CONNECTOR THERE WILL BE ONLY A 10MM SCREW HOLDING THE SENSOR PULL IT OUT , THE SAME SETTING THE NEW ONE PUSH IT ALL THE WAY IN , THIGHT THE 10MM SCREW, CONNECT IT BACK AND YOU'RE DONE,BUT FOR THE ONE ON THE BACK SOMETIMES MIGHT BE NECESARY FOR YOU TO TAKE THE INTAKE OFF....HOPEFULLY IS NOT YOUR CASE....



Good luck!!! and if you need the crank for hard starting on hot/warm, it is located on the botton middle section on the transmission is the only cable that goes down to a small piece of metal and it is held by a 10mm screw only to protect the sensor, you will se the sensor once you remove that small about 6-8 inches piece of metal. Then you'll be able to unescrew the 10mm screw that holds the crank position sensor. when you pull it off you'll be able to see the fly wheel inside the transmission...



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Feb 25, 2009 | 2004 Nissan Maxima

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2000 nissan quest


There is a sensor in the distributor that tends to cause this problem. The sensor is the called the camshaft position sensor and it is responsible for the ignition timing. If you have a timing light you can verify that the sensor is faulty by checking the timing while the engine is acting up. If the sensor is faulty, the timing will be erratic or just plain wrong. In many cases cleaning the sensor will correct the problem.

To clean the camshaft position sensor: Remove the distributor cap and rotor. This will give access to a metal plate that covers the sensor. Remove the screws the secure the plate and remove the plate. Inside there should be an optical sensor that you can clean using a spray type "Sensor Safe Air-Intake Cleaner". Eye protection is recommended when doing this.

Unfortunately, cleaning the sensor does not always fix the problem. In that case, the fix is to replace the distributor. Since the distributor is quite expensive and the problem could be something else, it is recommended that you use a timing light to check the ignition timing for any problems to confirm that the problem is the camshaft position sensor.

Jul 02, 2008 | 2000 Nissan Quest

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