Camshaft positioning sensor location

Tiny
MVAUGHAN83
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  • 1999 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
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Can somebody please tell me where to find the camshaft positioning sensor location on my vehicle listed above? I t is a V8 all wheel drive 5.0 liter.
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 AT 5:05 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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Up front of the engine mounted in the block above the water pump and timing cover. Where the distributor used to be. Has a three wire plug and two screws holding it on.
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the quick response. I will check there in the morning before I go to work. I found a sensor that looks like it just under where all the spark plugs meet up over where the distributor would be. However, when I un-clipped the clip it did not match up with the one that I was given from the auto parts store. I will have to check and see if maybe they gave me the wrong one.
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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There are both two and three terminal sensors. Yours could be either one depending on actual build date, but the three pin is the most common.
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 AT 7:07 PM

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