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1997 Ford Explorer Question: cam shaft or cam shaft sensor



cmed, 5.0L V8, Grapeville, PA, September 08, 2009, 01:11

how difficult to replace cam shaft or cam shaft sensor

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 09, 2009, 01:39

    Replacement of the camshaft is a major job ( day and a half labor) and rarely fails on a Ford Explorer unless you had oil starvation problems. The camshaft position sensor is a key input needed by your vehicles computer to control ignition timing and fuel delivery. Cam sensor replacement is about .6 hours plus approx $50 to $60 for the part, then reset computer test drive and verify fix.

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    Visitor, December 21, 2010, 17:23

    I know this was over a year ago that you answered this, but you mention it costs $50 to $60 for the cam sensor part. Any idea where one could purchase one? I can't seem to find one for sale ANYWHERE. Ford sells the full camshaft sensor and synchronizer for a cool $700. Not going to go there. I have a 93 Explorer.

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    Visitor, March 10, 2011, 08:59

    I see one listed on www.rockauto.com for between $40 and $90 depending on manufacturer.

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    Visitor, April 01, 2010, 12:43

    the time of the chain

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