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2001 mitsubishi eclipse gs: the camshaft position myself

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I need to replace the camshaft position sensor on my 2001 mitsubishi elipse gs.
I need to know where it is. and where i can get a step by step on how to do this work myself.


The camshaft sensor is located on the top, driver's side of the engine.


  • Remove the electrical connector
  • Remove the mounting bolt
  • Remove the camshaft position sensor
  • Installation is reverse of removal.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
should i disconect the negative on the battery first. And also i heard i need to have someone time this part to the engine on a computer at a shop? i was quoted about 2hrs labor by a local shop. which is why i wanted to make this a driveway repair if possible haha.


The negative should always be removed before any electrical work is done. This sensor does not require programming. The labor time guide calls for .4hr to complete the job.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
sorry about that. looking at the diagram im having difficulty determining where the sensor is . can you elaborate on the position. im a novice at car repair.


If you stand at the driver's fender, it will be towards the top/middle of the engine, on the driver's side.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
perfect. thank you for the help sir.


You're very welcome. Have a great day!


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
aw shoot man one more question. i just looked and do i have to remove soemthing to be able to get to it? is there an air hose covering it


Yes. More than likely, just the main air filter duct work. Very easy- unloosen the clamps and pull it off, and set it aside.


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