Camshaft sensor change

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HARRISON1969
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 2,100 MILES
My camshaft sensor on my cary 2001 v6 model is bad and I am where there is no mechanic, so I want to do it my self pls send me a guide on how to go about this
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 AT 7:23 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help walk you through the steps of the repair with diagrams to show you on your car below. torque is 71 in. lbs.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/camshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 AT 10:41 AM
Tiny
DSANTIBANEZ
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
How to replace cam sensor
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Camshaft Position Sensor


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_cs_5.jpg



REPLACEMENT
1.REMOVE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR
a.Disconnect the sensor connector.
b.Remove the bolt and sensor.
2.REINSTALL CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR
a.Install the sensor with the bolt. Torque: 9.5 N.m (97 kgf.cm, 84 in.lbf)
b.Connect the sensor connector.

http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals_alldata.htm
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY
Camshaft position sensor circuit low bank 1 circuit 2? Changed the sensor and still getting the code. Can you help me?
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Just because it gives that code doesn't mean that is the problem. What is the code given also check connectors for poor connection
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
UNIT40
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 276,000 MILES
I have a 1997 toyota camry 4cyl, 2.2L california emissions.
Replaced IAC valve, egr regulator, egr modulator, egr vsv valve, knock sensor, crank position sensor, cam position sensor, ignition coils.
When started cold engine idles from 1600 to 1800 rpm and reduces to 750 as engine warms up. However the cold idle seems very high.I rplaced temp sensor 3 years ago. These are all factory parts. Couls this be vacuum leak or map sensor?
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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I would look for a vacuum leak do you have any codes?
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Cold idle depends on weather and coolant temperature and 1600 to 1800 rpm is normal.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:56 PM (Merged)
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STACEYMAX2
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  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I have changed the belts, water pump, and it is not running properly, while trying to accelerate it feels like I am sitting still and engine does rev. I had put a tester and said it was camshaft sensor code p03040. Where is it located so I can get it out to replace or see if its just disconnected.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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There is no code p03040 I am wondering if it may be Code P0304 - Cylinder #4 Misfire, if so check ignition lead, cracked distributor cap, faulty injector faulty spark plug, low compression.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
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JCAMACHO1989LIVECOM
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 148,000 MILES
Having trouble with my 1996 Camry, I am hearing conflicting stories. Some folks say that the 96 Camry does have a CPS depending on what engine size and model engine. Others say that it does have one but it is not a stand alone unit and it is one with the distributor. Lastly some say it is on the side where the belts and pulleys are located. Anyone, anybody have insight or prior experience working or dealing with this problem? Code is P0340. Really, I just need to know if it has a stand alone CPS, if so, where is it located? If it is or if it is'nt tied together with the distributor?

Thanks,
JC
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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For future reference the abbreviation for a cam sensor is CMP. I had no idea what you were talking about until I saw the code number.

Your car does have one. It is in the distributor.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JCAMACHO1989LIVECOM
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Okay, thank you. I've called the parts houses and they seem to be trying to sell me a stand alone Cam Shaft Sensor for around $80ish or so. So when I call the parts house do I ask for a new distributor and it should come with a Cam Shaft Sensor or ask for a new Cam Shaft Sensor?
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JCAMACHO1989LIVECOM
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Also I have a code for P0505 (Idle Air Control?) Would it be possible that one of these codes contribute to the other making the Check Engine Light illuminate? Or are they not related in any way?

-JC
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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I would use a reman distributor. The whole distributor would have to be disassembled to get that sensor out as the shaft passes through it.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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No, those are 2 different problems.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JCAMACHO1989LIVECOM
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Thank you!
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LITTLEHANDS
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 189k miles

I was told that the cam sensor on my camry is bad. I purchased a new one and I am having an issue locating it in the car. I was told it was behind the firewall on the passenger side and I still cant find it. I have a manuel for the camry but the only thing in there on the sensor is for v6 and I have a 4. Please help as soon as possible. I need this issue resolved quickly. I have a 1 year old that is always with me and I would not want the car breaking down with her in it.

Thank you
Michele
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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2.2L engine has no cam sensor only crankshaft. What is problem? Check engine light on?
Camshaft sensor used on 97 check your date of manufacture
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LITTLEHANDS
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The car is running rough, we replaced everything we can think of and reset the computer that and light is still ok. We took it to a garage and the guy says that it is the cam sensor that it is ready off. The car takes a while to pick up speed when I am accelorating from a stop light or at any time for that matter. I pretty much floor the pedal and it is going like 20 mph. It is a 96 camry tho so I dont know why it would say that the camshaft sensor is the issue when it doesnt have one? Please help
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