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Camshaft sensor fail - how do I know


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#1 pajacobsen

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:33 AM

Hello All,

On a 1997 2.5L, would a failed Camshaft sensor prevent the car from starting? I got fuel and I got crank, but the car will not start. I had an OBD-II indicator of a bad the crank shaft sensor, so I replaced it, but the car still does not start.

Please advice.

#2 BrApple

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:28 AM

yes the crank sensor would prevent the car from starting, not sure about the cam sensor ...

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:09 AM

Failed cam sensor would allow the car to start, albeit it would run poorly. You would also set a Camshaft Sensor code for no signal, which you don't have. Be sure to check the wire harness that leads to the crank sensor as I have replaced quite a few at the shop over the past 12 months for disintegrating underneath the convoluted tubing and shorting out (causing no starts and random stalls).

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