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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?

Ted G. :

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


Single overhead cam

Ted G. :

2.0L Engines


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.


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.


And the fuel rail is a pipe or hose?


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

Ted G. :

metal rail.


Thanks I accept

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