2000 Ford Windstar squeeling noise from camshaft position s

Tiny
SCOTT R. WEST
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
Can the camshaft position sensor housing and drive components be removed and then cleaned and relubricated to stop the squeeking and squeeling? Or is there any other simple fix for this problem without having to buy the parts? The squeeking and squeeling is very intermitant, but sometimes so loud that it actually stalls the engine.
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 11:04 PM

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Tiny
MADMIKE1735
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I think we will all be a bit confused with this. Its so loud it stalls the engine? The sensor isnt making the noise. Both engines that were put in these models have timing chains, so any chance of a timing belt squeal is impossible. Are you sure its not the serp belt making all this noise?
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 11:12 PM
Tiny
SCOTT R. WEST
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I stand to be corrected. The camshaft position "sensor" is not squeeling. The poor lubrication designed shaft and shaft housing and shaft drive gear assembly is squeeling. The camshaft position sensor is mounted directly on top of this assembly. In an exploded view it looks just like the drive assembly for a distributor. Engaged into the oil pump and driven by a gear off the camshaft. And according to the book I have, the sole purpose of this camshaft position sensor is to tell the ecm when the number 1 piston is "approaching" TDC. Ok, but why? Let me guess! Direct competition with the crankshaft position sensor to make darn-sure the camshafts keep'n-up with the crankshaft thru the electronic means of the computer! Anyway, all I'm lookin for is an easy way to fix this. Squeelkn noise
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 12:12 AM
Tiny
MADMIKE1735
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As far as I know, there isnt an "easy" fix for this. I can check into a few tsb's, but if its poor lubrication as a design flaw, im sure that a drill can fix that! Hahaha. Like I said, let me look into this, you have me wondering now.
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 12:24 AM

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