2002 Taurus Camshaft position sensor

Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
Hello!
I own a 2002 Taurus with 86,000+ miles on it. The engine is the DOHC V6 (Duratech 30, I believe). I have had an incresingly frequent problem with the engine misfiring, exasperated when a load is on the engine at idle (AC, defroster, etc). Had the codes pulled, and received a 0316 - camshaft position sensor (done at a national AP chain store). Seems to make sense, but I am having difficulty locating proper repair information for this problem. I am fairly confident that I can perform the repair myself, so long as I don't have to spend hundreds of $$$ on specialty tools. It is my understanding the part runs about $140, but that most often the culprit is simply the electronics at the top of the spine.

I would appreciate very much the input of an expreienced machanic on this issue. Thank you in advance for taking the time here.
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 AT 8:23 AM

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Tiny
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According to Mitchell, no special tools on the DOHC models, only require a synchonizer on SOHC models!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_CamSensor_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_30961_mitchell_2_4.jpg


Just make sure the O ring is in place...
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 AT 8:36 AM

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