1997 CHEVY TAHOE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR

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  • robert9911
  • 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

Engine problem
1997 Chevy Tahoe V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150, 00 miles

I got an error code that is telling me the camshaft position sensor is bad. I have replaced it 3 times within the last month and am still getting the same message. Help?

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 2:36 PM

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  • joeyporter
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Wher is it located at I dont have no idea where it is on the motor

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Sunday, February 17th, 2008 AT 7:56 PM
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  • rowtiear
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The camshaft position sensor is located inside the distributor.
It used to be called a hall effects switch and controlled spark timing.
Now the crankshaft position sensor controls the spark timing and the hall effects switch controls injector timing.
I would recommend that you buy a complete distributor, you can get them via ebay for under $100.00 and they will come with a new camshaft sensor, distributor cap and rotor.
You will have to have it scanned and have the "cam retard" (distributor timing) adjusted to ensure it is still at "0" after installing the unit
The truck will start and run fine but it is very important to have the cam retard within 2 degrees either way.

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Sunday, February 17th, 2008 AT 8:28 PM
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  • joeyporter
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So if I only change the camshaft sensor will I still have to have the cam retard on not

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Sunday, February 17th, 2008 AT 8:33 PM

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