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Old 09-22-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default 3.0L Camshaft Position Sensor & Syncronizer

There are a lot of people that experience problems with their camshaft position sensor and camshaft syncronizer shaft.

This may be that 'squeak' you're hearing near the back of your engine.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...on_sensor.html
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:34 PM   #2
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thank you. I always thought this thing that causes the problem:I change it myself
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:08 PM   #3
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i am in the process of changing mine.it did not make any noise but i lost oil pressure because under the cam sensor is a shaft with a gear on it that drives the oil pump.
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I keep getting a camshaft sensor code, but i'm not hearing any squeak or anything. And it only seems to happen when i start her on really cold mornings, you think the synchronizer can still be the problem? or is it more electrical?
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So what do I do if the cam sensor shaft is already removed and there is no record of how the engine was rotated or how the little trigger was aligned? A while back I pulled the shaft out to test the oil pump and forgot to keep any record of how anything was aligned. I kept note of how the sensor itself was rotated but not anything else. I cant track down an alignment tool around here either. can I just eye ball it?
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If i accidentally removed the cam synronizer in my 3.0 ranger before i marked anything, how do i get every thing back in time? please help.........
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http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...on_sensor.html

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...em-203433.html

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Has anyone diagnosed why they go bad? It looks to me that there is an oil galley that feeds oil from the lifter galley into the camshaft synchronizer . If you look on the camshaft synchronizer below the o ring is an oil port that feeds oil down to the bushings. Is it possible that this oil feed is getting restricted and causing the shaft bushings to run dry? I find it hard to believe that the bushings would go out with a good oil supply. RB
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With the #1 cylinder @tdc on the compression stroke, the arm on the shaft should point to the cutout in the housing. When the sensor is installed in the housing, it should point 60 degrees from the rear of the engine. On my 2002, this was right above the bolt that secures the housing. So the synchro is in time when the cutout and the arm both point at the bolt hole. The install tool makes this much easier, the synchro I got from Oreillys came with one.
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I would be curious to compare the synchro with a distributor. Maybe the distributor has larger oil holes, or bearings, rather than bushings.
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