Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers on Ford Mustang

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.

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Average mileage: 102,291 (46,000–140,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 3.8L V6
17 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
23 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2001 Ford Mustang46,000
I have ford mustang 2001 v-6 never had any problem abuot 1/23/ 2011 the dash show /check engine soon/ in yellow light- i dont now what the problems can be. thanyou for you anser
2005 Ford Mustang110,000
CEL on. Cam Shaft position sensors. The plastic bracket guiding the timing chain broke. Also a bolt broke off inside of the motor.
2001 Ford Mustang140,000
my car starts making awful noise then it starts to drive real funny
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