1997 MERCURY TRACER CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR

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  • Richardw Jones
  • 1997 Mercury Tracer

Electrical problem
1997 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

will the failure of the camshaft position sensor keep the car from starting?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 3:06 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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The symptoms of a bad cam sensor include poor acceleration, " lumpy" idle meaning the car will jostle, kick and or sputter while idling. It will show all of the same symptoms as a bad catalytic converter but without the rotten eggs smell coming from the exhaust. A no start situation is not likely from a faulty cam sensor, but it is possible.

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 3:22 PM

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