Question about 1996 Mercury Sable
Okay lets just start off with I'm FEMALE!!! I know a little about what's under the hood of a car and most of my knowledge has come from fixing the problems that occur. But now I'm a fish outta water. My Sable will be driving along hum dee hum, and then just shuts off. No sputter, no warning. I can put it in neutral and crank it right back up now that I have replaced the battery and terminal connectors. When stopped it will idle irregularly and actually kinda high. Also makes a whining noise....I've checked the fuel pump, replaced the fuel filter, had the injectors burned, serpentine belt is new, checked all fluids and all were fine. So I took myself down to the shop and had them run a diagnostics test. The mechanic told me that the only thing it's showing that could be causing my problems is a bad cam shaft position sensor. And wants to charge me an arm and a leg for it. And then he said that is where he thinks we should START! If that IS the problem that's one thing but I don't wanna blow alot of cash on trial and error. So I was hoping to replace the sensor myself but I can't seem to it!!! Can some one PLEASE steer me in the right direction! And if anyone else has had this problem please let me know what it took to fix it! I'm willing to spend the money on the sensor if that is what it is but like I said I'm not up for russian rullet.
A. The Camshaft Position Sensor is located at the left side of the engine block, between the cylinder heads.
CAUTION: Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A (303-529) must be obtained prior to installation of the replacement synchronizer assembly. Failure to follow this procedure will result in the fuel system being out of time with the engine, possibly causing engine damage.
CAUTION: Prior to removal of the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor, set cylinder No.1 to zero degrees Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke. Note the position of the CMP sensor electrical connector. The installation procedure requires that the connector be located in the same position.
CAUTION: A special service tool such as Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A must be used to position the synchronizer assembly prior to installation of the CMP sensor. Failure to follow this procedure will result in improper sensor alignment. This will result in the fuel system being out of time with the engine, possibly causing engine damage.
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