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1992 ford tempo 2.3L diagnostic code 10 what does it mean?

I have acceleration power problem and servic engine check light flashes on and goes off when stable acceleration is acheived. it's like my car struggles to accelerate from stop or hill climbing,

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Code PO10 has to do with the "Camshaft Position Actuator circuit Bank 1" an actuator is a relay,solenoid or motor that send a signal to the cumputer that something is wrong.i think in this case it is the Camshaft Position Sensor or the camshaft interrupter magnet. Probably the sensor has to be replaced. It is located on the engine block.

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