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Ford Escort How do you replace a cam position sensor on

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How do you replace a "cam position sensor" on a 1997 Ford Escort?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ted G. replied 4 years ago.

Ted G. :

Hi, do you have a single or double overhead cam engine please?

Customer:

Single overhead cam

Ted G. :

2.0L Engines


SOHC ENGINE


See Figure 8



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.


  3. Remove the fuel rail.


  4. Unfasten the CMP sensor retainer and remove the sensor.



To install:



  1. Inspect the CMP sensor O-ring for damage and replace it as necessary.


  2. Lubricate the O-ring with light engine oil and install the CMP sensor.


  3. Install and tighten the sensor retaining bolt to 54-79 inch lbs. (6-9 Nm).


  4. Install the fuel rail.


  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Customer:

How do you relieve the fuel system pressure?

Ted G. :

There is a small valve on the fuel rail, looks like a tire valve, use a rag and press it just like a tire valve, watch for spraying fuel. Or you can pull the fuel pump fuse and crank the engine over for about 15 seconds.

Customer:

And the fuel rail is a pipe or hose?

Customer:

Does this answer go to my email or do I have to copy it out?

Ted G. :

metal rail.

Customer:

Thanks I accept

Ted G. :

Thanks for using JA. You can always return with a follow up question after pressing Accept. The system will alert me via e-mail.

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