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killerbee

Removing Camshaft Position Sensor

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Durametric says the sensor on Bank 1 is dead. I have been trying to find out where it is located. Any direction would be located I have the new sensor and would love to install it.

 

Sincerely,

 

Brian Bercovitz

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Durametric says the sensor on Bank 1 is dead. I have been trying to find out where it is located. Any direction would be located I have the new sensor and would love to install it.

 

Sincerely,

 

Brian Bercovitz

 

Year and model would always be helpful.

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Well it appears the germans call the "Cam Position Sensor" a "Hall Sender". Its covered in the Technical Manual for the 911 996 Turbo (pages 653-655) . I have attached the pages for reference. Based on the description its no worse than a plug change.

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Well its worse than a plug change. The sensor is just behind and above the  last cylinder on the drivers side (#3?). I removed the pre-cat oxygen sensor and the #3 coil pack t get better access to the fastener. The fastener (5mm allen) is installed with blue loctite making it really hard to break loose. Could barely get the 5mm 3/8 drive socket in it and there wasnt a lot of engagement to be had since the chassis interferes. Finished the job with a vise grip on the side of the fastener (1/2 turn at a time). When I got the connector off I was greated with this.

 

Sensor look about the same. Think there was a small coolant leak that I recently got fixed. Used contact cleaner and blew the plug out with compressed air. Will try and scrape the pins. There is no extra length in the harness to pull the plug out for easier access.

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I see corrosion on the pins. You may want to clean those with Deoxit.

Well its worse than a plug change. The sensor is just behind and above the  last cylinder on the drivers side (#3?). I removed the pre-cat oxygen sensor and the #3 coil pack t get better access to the fastener. The fastener (5mm allen) is installed with blue loctite making it really hard to break loose. Could barely get the 5mm 3/8 drive socket in it and there wasnt a lot of engagement to be had since the chassis interferes. Finished the job with a vise grip on the side of the fastener (1/2 turn at a time). When I got the connector off I was greated with this.

 

Sensor look about the same. Think there was a small coolant leak that I recently got fixed. Used contact cleaner and blew the plug out with compressed air. Will try and scrape the pins. There is no extra length in the harness to pull the plug out for easier access.

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I had no idea what deoxit was but quickly found out. Its really useful at cleaning up electrical connections. A good addition to every toolbox. Thank you Ahsai

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