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Check Engine Lite

When car is running for 5 to 10 minutes the "Check Engine" light comes on. After about a half hour it begins to sputter and after about an hour it stalls while idle. A friend ran his computer on the car and he says its the camshaft sensor. Could this all boil down to a bad EGR or O2 sensor?

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    After my car has been running for a few minutes, the idle gets rough and when sitting at a light or stop sign, it tries to stall.



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When was the last time the oil was changed on either one off these vechs. on the one hand the cam sensor is located in the timing cover with a spring, this will not cause a no start our dying problem but will set a cel light. if the egr passages is pluged up it will cause a egr problem hard start no start rough ilde. o2 sensor can cause a rough ilde but will also set a code . what is the mech condation off these vechs. run a commpession test and a vauccmn test. if these two items show bad readings our result. these two test should be done frist

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