Where are the cam postion sensors located on a 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8
Click on this Auto Zone web page to see what they look like, and their price: http://www.autozone.com/R,APP295651/vehicleId,2927901/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,505/partType,00158/shopping/partProductDetail.htm There are two camshafts, so, you’ll need two camshaft position sensors. They will be at either end of the camshafts. // Just an idle question, what’s wrong with the present camshaft position sensors? If there’s a check engine light trouble code, let us see it. We may have a cheaper interpretation of the problem.
Thanks for the reply. I don’t know whats wrong with the sensor. The check engine light is on so I took it to AutoZone and they plug thier reader in and told me it was the first cam postion sensor that was bad. I did not get the code that came up. I don’t know if this helps but the car was running fine until one cold morning (about 30 degrees), I was going to work and the car kind of bucked like it was not getting enough fuel and the light came on and has been on ever sense, about three weeks, The car has about 47000 miles on it, I thought it might be the fuel filter, that has never been changed.
Sometimes, something happens only once. If the problem hasn’t recurred, it’s probably just a fluke. The check engine light will stay on until its erased with a scan tool. Did Auto Zone erase it? If not, take it back for erasure. You don’t want to start throwing parts at a problem. Your car uses two camshaft position sensors. If you want to do the checks on the camshaft position sensor and circuit, yourself, you need a repair manual like Haynes, or Chilton’s.
I did buy a Haynes book but it does not show much on my engine. They said at AutoZone they were not allowed to turn off the light. Are the sensors easy to get at or do I have to take apart a bunch of stuff to get to them. The sensor just looks like it plugs right in. I forgot to say that the transmission fluid was low, it has been fixed but could that cause the light to come on? I guess my big question is if it is the sensor it something I can do myself or am I better off having someone else do it?