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1996 Volkswagen Passat Question: codes



gator racer, 6 Cylinder, Rapid City, SD, February 13, 2009, 14:56

code comes up for a camshaft sensor, do not know where it is at.car runs ruff, hard to start.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 14, 2009, 17:15

    Camshaft sensor failure or erratic signal will definitely contribute to poor running and hard starting. The sensor is located at the top of the engine right next to the ignition coil pack. The sensor has a three wire electrical connection and is secured with one bolt (I think it has an allen key slot or requires a 10mm socket to remove the bolt.) If you look up www.Partstrain.com they often have good accurate pictures of components (not always but may help)

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    February 18, 2009, 16:15

    Timing belt issues will also set camshaft position fault.

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