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I replaced my camshaft sensor, and the syncronizer and my car has strong hesitations when driving. whats wrong?

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    Sand Piper Apr 06, 2011

    Is this a new concern since you installed the cam/synchro or was this the original concern and the reason you install the parts?

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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.

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