CAM position sensor?

Tiny
TODD ELLINWOOD
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Can the sensor variance be done by me or is it dealer only?
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Saturday, September 7th, 2019 AT 1:39 PM

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Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

What sensor variance are you talking about? Camshaft sensors usually read a wheel on the end of the camshaft to give the Power-train Control Module (PCM) information on where the camshaft is in it's cycle.

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Alex
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 2:53 PM
Tiny
TODD ELLINWOOD
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I installed a new cam position sensor and was told I need to perform cam variance. Now was also told it was a dealer only procedure Ford computer software.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 2:53 PM
Tiny
TODD ELLINWOOD
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Now that I have installed new camshaft position sensor is there a procedure that needs to be performed to reset it?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 2:53 PM
Tiny
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No, just clear any trouble codes that have been set and you're good to go. Ford senior master technician, 27 years dealer tech.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 2:53 PM
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PATRICK ROONEY
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I need to know or find a picture to where my camshaft position sensors are located. I got the P0345 code today and after every other start I get the code. Thanks!
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

I have included the information you requested in the diagrams below.

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Alex
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PATRICK ROONEY
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Which side is P0345 on? Or should I just change them both out?
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

I have included a diagram down below in the diagrams for you. I have marked the bank with an "X". It is going to be the driver side bank as you sit in the vehicle.

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Alex
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TOMMYGUNZ06
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Truck runs fine but I get a camshaft position sensor circuit malfuction bank 2
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Ok what is the code number that is found? This will lead me to the test procedure to that code. Get back to me with the P code you found so I can look it up and walk you through the test. Thanks.
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Friday, August 21st, 2020 AT 5:39 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MMOWER
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I ran the trouble code for my truck and apparently, I need to replace the camshaft sensor. Where is it located?
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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It has two of them, they are on the front of both heads.
The picture is the left side.

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/118853912.gif
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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Where is the cam sensor located on a 2005 5.4l v8 Tritan motor
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

There are two sensors one on each cylinder head at the front here is a guide that will walk you through the steps with a diagrams below that shows you the location on your engine.

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. Cheers
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PHILLIPSG148
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Replaced vct solenoid and cam sensor still makes deasil sound on idle and a 0012 code
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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There is a tsb on this for your problem the number is 14-0114 dated may 30, 2014. Call a dealer and see if they will do it for free they may see pic
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
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JOHN PAIGE
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Truck started to run badly code said bank 2 cam retarded. Put new phasers, CVT solenoids, and cam sensors, but it still runs the same and throwing same code.
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Check the actual oil pressure with a mechanical gauge, you need at least 30 psi at idle that stays steady to keep the system working. Next check the oil flow to the top end, these engines like to sludge the passages to the phasers. Put a good scan tool on it and check the cam/crank timing. A bad chain or tension-er will set this code.
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
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DIJEFFZ
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I replaced the sensor and the check engine light came back on. Thinking that maybe I did not know left from right I replaced the other sensor, but it still came back on. Is there something else that I might be able to check?
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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The code doesn't automatically mean the sensor itself is the issue. It can be any part of the circuit to include the wiring and PCM or even mechanical issues preventing the sensor from reading properly. It all needs to be looked into.
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 9:22 AM (Merged)

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