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Ford Mustang Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers

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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engine Affected: 3.8L V6

Average Mileage: 112,729 mi (110,000 mi - 115,458 mi)


The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    CEL on. Cam Shaft position sensors. The plastic bracket guiding the timing chain broke. Also a bolt broke off inside of the motor.

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