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Hello, the code is for a cam position sensor on cylinderhead bank 1, it is on the driver's side, is this the sensor that was checked/replaced?
Thanks for the reply
Since all the voltages and wires to the sensor check out good and the sensor was switched with no difference I would check the cam itself by removing the valve cover, I just don't know where else to go with this, computers are expensive so I would really have to be sure before replacing it.
If switching the intake/exhaust sensors results in no change we have to assume that both sensors are good or you would get a different code, if there is a problem with the pickup part on the camshaft or a wiring issue the code will stay the same.
I would agree with you on that, I don't see how it could be anything else unless for some reason the sensor is not picking up the signal from the camshaft, possibly some foreign substance stuck on the pickup lobe, kind of rare but it's possible, according to the troubleshooting flow chart when everything else checks out you end up with a computer issue.
If it doesn't have the engine immobilizer system it's just a matter of plugging the new computer in it may be necessary to input the VIN# ***** a compatible diagnostic tool.
if it has an immbolizer chip in the key it can be matched up by putting a jumper in the diagnostic connector between terminals CG and Tc, then with the key on wait about 30 minutes for the computer to match up with the key, or the diagnostic scan tool I'll have more specifics on that if you need it. This only works with a new computer, not a used one.
The dealer can connect the diagnostic tool and check live data, if the sensor is sending the pule information to the computer, this may be the way to go before just replacing the ECM, they do not have a way to test the ECM by itself they check input and out put signals and if the input values are correct we can conclude that the ECM has an internal problem. Using a used computer will require a "resseding" procedure which only a dealer can do.