Location of camshaft position sensor

Tiny
CHRISJ52688
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  • 1996 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Where is the camshaft position sensor in a 1996 nissan sentra gxe? I have a trouble code and rough idling and also hesitation, I was wondering where it is?
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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 6:25 PM

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Tiny
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The cam sensor is a light emitting diode inside the distributor. Here is a diagrams to help you see where (below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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How toreplace cam position sensor
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Monday, March 12th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It is inside the distributor and is replaced as an assembly.
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Monday, March 12th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you also how do I clear trouble code
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Monday, March 12th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You can either use a scan tool or disconnect the batter for a few seconds.
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Monday, March 12th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you for your help.
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Monday, March 12th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You're welcome.

After installation of the distributor, you need to check the ignition timing. Mark the position of old distributor and get the new one to as near to original position as possible if you don't have any timing light to check.
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Monday, March 12th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Can the camshaft position sensor in a 96 nissan sentra be changed alone or do I have to completely replace the entire distributor?
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Monday, March 12th, 2018 AT 6:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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No, it appears it's only sold with a complete distributor.
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