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Where is camshaft position sensor on 1997c 2.

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where is camshaft position sensor on 1997c 2.3 ford ranger
Hi,

It is hidden by the ac compressor and p/s pump. below are directions to replace and diagram of location:
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.

  3. Remove the four bolts securing the A/C compressor to the mounting bracket and set aside.

  4. Remove the three compressor/power steering bracket retaining bolts.

  5. Pull the bracket, with the power steering pump attached, away from the engine and position it aside.

  6. Disconnect the engine control sensor wiring from the camshaft position sensor.

  7. Remove the two CMP mounting bolts and then pull the sensor from the oil pump.

To install:

  1. Install the CMP sensor to the oil pump and tighten the two mounting screws to 45–61 inch lbs. (5–7 Nm).

  2. Reconnect the engine control sensor wiring to the sensor.

  3. Position the bracket, with the power steering pump attached, to the engine.

  4. Install the three compressor/power steering bracket retaining bolts and tighten securely.

  5. Install the A/C compressor to the mounting bracket and tighten the four mounting bolts.

  6. Install the accessory drive belt.

  7. Connect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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