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Old 04-16-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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?adjusting the cam position sensor?

I'm going to be replacing my cam next week, and I need a question answered. I marked the position of my cam position sensor, so I could put it back on at the 54* angle it's supposed to, but I still need a tool to make sure that the fuel system is timed correctly. Anybody know where I can go about getting one of those? It's like a capy that fits over the top of the cam position sensor and somehow lets you line it up.
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I did not use a tool, I just scribed the sensor, the sensor housing and the timing cover so they all matched. You should before you do thay make sure you are at TDC with the timing mark on the balancer.
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I marked the outside, but didn't even think to mark the inside... It's official... I need the tool. Crap. I knew this whole thing wouldn't go as easily as I'd hoped.
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I had one, ordered it online somewhere, can't remember the name of the company, and it was still in the glovebox of my v6 when I traded it on the GT, sorry I can't help much man.
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http://www.etoolcart.com/browseprodu...r-303-630.HTML there ya go, did a search for ya buddy!
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:39 PM   #6
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MIne came with one. Seems some have them, some don't. Try Ford or a boneyard.

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Rick, That beats the hell out of Fords price for that.

Thanks for the link.
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No problem, just did a quick search and it popped up.
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hmm wonder if it would work on my car, says only 99+
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I marked the outside, but didn't even think to mark the inside... It's official... I need the tool. Crap. I knew this whole thing wouldn't go as easily as I'd hoped.
So you are telling me you asked a question and before you got an answer you went ahead and removed it ????????
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Old 04-19-2004, 02:34 PM   #11
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No, I'd already marked the outside, like I was told before I posted here. I had also already been told that you need a tool to line up some little gear inside the sensor with a window to make sure it's in the right position. It never dawned on me, prior to taking it out, to mark the inside. I just assumed you needed the tool.
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Before I replaced my cam I contacted a couple of my friends at Ford if I could borrow there tool and one laughed and said dont bother with it the other said he had never seen or used one. So I figured what the hell and just marked everything and once I was finished turned the key and never missed a beat. But if it is apart you will need the tool
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Before I replaced my cam I contacted a couple of my friends at Ford if I could borrow there tool and one laughed and said dont bother with it the other said he had never seen or used one. So I figured what the hell and just marked everything and once I was finished turned the key and never missed a beat. But if it is apart you will need the tool
can you be more specific whith where you mark and such? pics would help a bunch! i just don't want to have problems with mine!

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I will locate pics !!!!!!!
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Very entersting, Ill be doing a cam swap this summer and was wondering about this stuff. Looking fwd to those pics Cory... Cause this cam position sensor is what scares me most about the swap.
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Very entersting, Ill be doing a cam swap this summer and was wondering about this stuff. Looking fwd to those pics Cory... Cause this cam position sensor is what scares me most about the swap.
any update yet?
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any update yet?
Well, I have enough money to buy the heads ($1100) but im still saving so I can get free shipping on all of it if I buy it as a package. So I still have about $800 to go wich will take about 2 months. So hopefully in june Ill be ready to make my purchase.


Hey Corey, where are those pics?!?! I would really like to see them, especially one of the little gear inside the CPS. Im a bit confused about how to mark the one inside...

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Well, I have enough money to buy the heads ($1100) but im still saving so I can get free shipping on all of it if I buy it as a package. So I still have about $800 to go wich will take about 2 months. So hopefully in june Ill be ready to make my purchase.


Hey Corey, where are those pics?!?! I would really like to see them, especially one of the little gear inside the CPS. Im a bit confused about how to mark the one inside...

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lol sorry i just quote the last post, i ment any updates on coreys pics and stuff!

also $1100 is more then enough for heads and cam!!! i got mine for $700 with free shipping, free pushrods, and free springs! but then again i got a good deal!
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lol sorry i just quote the last post, i ment any updates on coreys pics and stuff!

also $1100 is more then enough for heads and cam!!! i got mine for $700 with free shipping, free pushrods, and free springs! but then again i got a good deal!
Were they BV heads with all the works?
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I am having to scan my pics and then I will post them. I have been unable to find the pics either on my computer or online.
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i was reading the manual and it says to remove the entire assy (intermediate shaft and all) but can't i just scribe the old sensor, remove just the sensor, match it up with the new one and install it?
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I too will be one happy mofo when i find the magical howto that tells how to install a CPS in the event it was taken off by some moron without first making any reference to its position with the cam and timing housing.

I have a 3.8 that just got completely rebuilt and the machine shop kindly took off the timing cover + everything attached and returned it to me in a box. grrrr :cussing:
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You don't need it....

I have had mine out prob 10 times and have never used the tool to get it right.

Get the engine to TDC for no. 1. Or just leave the timing chain and gears aligned until you get the cam sensor in.

The sensor when installed should aim at the bolt in the timing cover that holds the black hard tube coolant line down.

Leave the actual sensor (black plastic cap) off. Align the the "tooth" to about the middle of the gap in the sensor while dropping it in and try to get the sensor in so that when installed the sensor points at that bolt. Its takes a few tries to get it right. Once you start looking at it you'll know what I mean. Thats sensor doesn't have to be perfectly aligned but it should be close. It only controls the injector timing. The injectors spray at the back of a valve...so a few milliseconds either way won't make a difference.
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ahhh bless you wise Sir. i can't tell you how much of a relief that is to FINALLY recieve what sounds like sound advise and in layman's terms. thank you so much. Now all i have to do is figure out which stud bolts go where on the damn motor mounts so that i don't have to play musical bolts on the mounts with the motor in the car.
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