Mechanics

CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR

1997 Mercury Tracer

Electrical problem
1997 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

will the failure of the camshaft position sensor keep the car from starting?
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Richardw Jones
August 22, 2010.




The symptoms of a bad cam sensor include poor acceleration, " lumpy" idle meaning the car will jostle, kick and or sputter while idling. It will show all of the same symptoms as a bad catalytic converter but without the rotten eggs smell coming from the exhaust. A no start situation is not likely from a faulty cam sensor, but it is possible.

Bluelightnin6
Aug 22, 2010.


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