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Cam/ Crank sensor
« on: October 03, 2016, 12:51:25 pm »
Hi all,

Had a fault code read in my local garage and have a 'cam sensor code is permanant'

Been quoted £400 + vat as they say cam belt has to come off.

Can the sensor be replaced on it's own?
Edit.... Can I get to the sensor and replace it without touching the belt?

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« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 12:52:56 pm by Stumuzz »
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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 12:55:07 pm »
Cobblers, I changed mine recently, no need to disturb the timing belt. A little fiddly but no major hassle, take a read here.
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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 01:01:34 pm »
This is why I love this forum
Can save you hundreds and normally someone been through what your going through

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 01:08:59 pm »
£400 to change cam sensor as belt needs to come off!!
I would not be employing their services as they are either trying their luck or clearly have no idea what they are doing.

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 08:20:10 am »
Thank you for the replies and links.
Had a read up and think I shall have a go myself.
Been on Ebay and think This may be the correct sensor, could someone confirm
before I order it pease.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-VW-GOLF-POLO-AUDI-A2-CAMSHAFT-SPEED-POSITION-SENSOR-045957147B-/131862710681?hash=item1eb3a14999:g:YVcAAOSwq5lTobgP

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 08:42:42 am »
Yep, that's exactly the same part number as the new sensor I fitted, and a good deal cheaper than buying it from Ford!
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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2016, 08:53:11 am »
Yep, that's exactly the same part number as the new sensor I fitted, and a good deal cheaper than buying it from Ford!

Thanks Paul,

Just ordered it. Should be here for the weekend.

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 09:02:12 am »
 [GJ]

I renewed the sensor to cure intermittent starting issues, touchwood so far it seems to have sorted it!
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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 09:14:50 am »
[GJ]

I renewed the sensor to cure intermittent starting issues, touchwood so far it seems to have sorted it!

Same problems I have. Luckily I brought a new battey couple of months ago and it has enough power to turn over
almost forever lol.

Check list:
10mm socket
rag catcher for dropped bolt ::)
coffee
bag of swear words
electrical tape for skinned knuckles.

all good to go this weekend  :)

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 09:24:32 am »
Yep, you'll also need a 5mm (I think) hex key socket to unbolt the airbox from the wing and a pair of spring clip pliers or something similar to allow you to release the large hose clamp from the air feed hose going out of the airbox.
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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2016, 02:54:07 pm »
Just fitted it :)
Part arrived yesterday

Would have taken under an hour if I didn't have to find my socket set and
struggle to pick up the dropped grommet. ::)

Thanks for all the advice and a big thanks for the detailed photos Paul, without them I
would not have had a clue where to start.

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2016, 03:01:14 pm »
Nice one.
Always good when people sort their own faults and keep money in own pocket and not a garages.

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2016, 11:48:43 pm »
[GJ] No worries! Hopefully your fault is now sorted.
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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2016, 10:40:01 am »
I know it's only been a couple of days but I already notice a difference.
It's now turning over and fire up straight away.

I'll update again in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Cam/ Crank sensor
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2016, 09:19:53 am »
Been a couple of weeks now and very  ;D to say I've no more start up
problems. Starts first time, every time.

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