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Cam position sensor

I have a 2000 ford taurus and I have no power to the cmp and the book said that it needs to be 10 volts or better. We checked the wires from sensor to pmc.

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    i checked the power going to the camshaft sensor and have no power coming through the wiring

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    What is a PMC? do you mean PCM?



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U might want to check ur camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor first to see if it has voltage and reference

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Need step by step diagrams to replace cam sensor

Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor


3.0L (VIN S) Engine

Front of the engine attached to the forward cylinder head.

3.0L (VIN U, 2) Engines

Ford Sable, Taurus 2000-05
Camshaft Position Sensor


Description & Operation

The Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) is a variable reluctance sensor that is triggered by a high point on the left-hand exhaust camshaft sprocket. The CMP sends a signal relating camshaft position back to the PCM which is used by the PCM to control engine timing.
The CMP sensor detects the position of the camshaft. The CMP sensor identifies when piston No. 1 is on its compression stroke. A signal is then sent to the PCM and used for synchronizing the sequential firing of the fuel injectors. Coil-on-plug (COP) ignition applications use the CMP signal to select the proper ignition coil to fire. The input circuit to the PCM is referred to as the CMP input or circuit. DTC P0340 is associated with this sensor.

Removal & Installation

3.0L (VIN S) Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the electrical connector.
  4. Remove the bolt and the CMP sensor.
  5. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Camshaft Position Sensor-3.0L (VIN S) Engine

3.0L (VIN U, 2) Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the pin-type retainers and remove the accelerator cable snow shield.
  4. Detach the spark plug wire retainer.
  5. Detach the wiring harness from the intake manifold support.
  6. Release the fuel charging wiring harness from the valve cover studs. Position the wiring harness away from the camshaft position sensor.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  8. Remove the screws and the CMP.
  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    NOTE Make sure that the fuel charging wiring harness is fully secured to the valve cover studs.


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Fig. Testing the CMP sensor for voltage as the engine is running

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Fig. Testing the VPWR circuit of the CMP sensor

  1. Check voltage between the camshaft position sensor terminals PWR GND and CID.
  2. With engine running, voltage should be greater than 0.1 volt AC and vary with engine speed.
  3. If voltage is not within specification, check for proper voltage at the VPWR terminal.
  4. If VPWR voltage is greater than 10.5 volts, sensor may be faulty.

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Fig. Camshaft Position Sensor Connector

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    WARNING Use only a high-impedance multimeter, otherwise damage to the PCM and/or sensors can result.
  2. With the key OFF , disconnect the CMP sensor harness connector.
  3. Measure the resistance of the CMP sensor.

    3.0L Engine: 250-1000 ohms
  4. If the resistance measured is outside the limits given, replace the CMP sensor.

At the rear of the engine between the cylinder banks.

Jul 10, 2012 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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Do u have a diagram of a cam sensor for a 2001 ford taurus

Looks like this in the engine area if you have the 3.0L 2V engine:


Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor

This the 3.0L 4V engine:


Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor

This is the part from any parts store:

3.0L 2V

This is the 3.0L 4V


Jun 26, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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How to replace cam sensor

This unit is part of the distributor.


See Figure 1
The ECM uses the camshaft signal to determine the position of the No. 1 cylinder piston during its power stroke. The signal is used by the ECM to calculate fuel injection mode of operation.
If the cam signal is lost while the engine is running, the fuel injection system will shift to a calculated fuel injected mode based on the last fuel injection pulse, and the engine will continue to run.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor location


See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor wiring schematic

  1. Disconnect the CMP sensor wiring harness and connect an LED test light between CMP harness terminal C and battery ground.
  2. With the ignition ON and the engine off, verify that the test light illuminates.
  3. If not as specified, repair or replace the fuse and/or wiring.
  4. Carefully connect the test light between CMP harness terminal A and C and verify that the test light illuminates.
  5. If not as specified, repair the CMP harness ground circuit (terminal A).
  6. Turn the ignition OFF and disconnect the test light.
  7. Next, connect suitable jumper wires between the CMP sensor and CMP sensor harness. Connect a DC volt meter to the jumper wire corresponding to CMP terminal B and battery ground.
  8. Start the engine and verify that the voltage signal is 5-7 volts.
  9. If it is not as specified, the CMP sensor may be faulty.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Detach the sensor harness connector at the sensor.
  3. Unfasten the retaining bolt, then remove the sensor from the camshaft housing. Inspect the sensor O-ring for wear, cracks or leakage and replace if necessary.

To install:
  1. Lubricate the O-ring with clean engine oil, then place on the sensor. Install the sensor into the camshaft housing.
  2. Install the CMP sensor retaining bolt, then tighten to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Attach the sensor harness connector.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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2001 ford mustang 3.8 v6 p1309 code . what could be the problem?

P1309--Misfire Monitor Disabled

When the misfire monitor is disabled,usually due to the input signal generated
by the camshaft position sensor

Possible Cause---

Cam Position Sensor
Powertrain Control Module

Verify CMP is installed correctly

You need a local repair shop to check it out

Nov 10, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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Engine code p1309 P/S advice on repair

The definition of this code is:
P1309 Engine Misfire Detection Monitor not enabled

It's a problem with the detection circuitry, not a detection of a engine misfire condition. I found this quickly on the net:
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P1309 indicates Misfire Detection Monitor is not enabled.

Breakout box installed, PCM disconnected. Connect digital multimeter between PCM test pin 85 and test pins 51 or 103. Bump engine in short burst with the starter without starting engine for at least 10 engine revolutions. Answer this question: Does digital multimeter reading switch between low (less than 2.0 volts DC) and high (greater than 8.0 volts DC)?

If Yes, Verify correct installation by referring to the Powertrain/Engine Group in the Workshop Manual. If the CMP is installed properly, REPLACE PCM. RESTORE vehicle. RERUN Quick Test.

If no, REPLACE CMP sensor. RESTORE vehicle. COMPLETE Misfire Monitor Repair Verification Drive Cycle. RERUN Quick Test.

The CMP sensor is the Camshaft Position Sensor.

Nov 08, 2010 | 2000 Ford Taurus

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My 2003 ford tauruse will not start. I do not

the pin locations are 21 & 22 on the plug.
I am working on a 02 Sable with the same problem,
let me know what you find out on this as I will be doing the same this weekend.


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My 1998 ford taurus has no power to the cam sensor or the injectors I have changed cmp/ckp/pcm/fuses/relays and checked grounds

HI first does your check engine light come on when you turn the ignition switch on ,second if engine light comes on disconnect tps sensor ,dpf sensor,and fuel pressure sensor see if you got your power to injector and cam sensor power try starting engine whit this sensors disconnected if engine runs ,now try connecting a sensor at a time try to start your engine, if it doesn't you found the sensor that is shorting your circuit, hope this helps you,

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2000 ford tauras,auto,84k miles, small v6, missing between 45 & 55 mph. Under & over no missing noticed. spark plugs changed @ 70k. Original wire and sensors; as shop said very good. Suggestions...

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2000 Ford Taurus V6-3.0L DOHC VIN S
Camshaft Position Sensor: Service and Repair
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Battery.
2. Remove the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor.
1 Remove the electrical connector.
2 Remove the bolt and the CMP sensor.
1. To install, reverse it removal procedure
1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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