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Cam sensor on a pontiac 3.

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cam sensor on a pontiac 3.8l location
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Eric replied 7 years ago.



It is located behind the water pump pulley. You can access it once you have the drive belt off.:





Camshaft Position Sensor
Camshaft Position SensorB0.50.6


Labor time is only 6 tenths of an hour.


  1. Remove the coolant recovery reservoir
  2. Remove the drive belt.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the camshaft position sensor.
  4. Remove the camshaft position sensor bolt.
  5. Remove the camshaft position sensor from the engine front cover.


To install:

  1. Install the camshaft position sensor to the engine front cover.
  2. Install the camshaft position sensor bolt.
  3. Tighten the bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4. Connect the electrical connector to the camshaft position sensor.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Install the coolant recovery reservoir.
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Expert:  Eric replied 7 years ago.



Here is a little better view of it:


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