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2001 Buick Century Question: repair estimate- how much to install camshaft sensor? and how hard to get to?

 

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buick stutz, 3.1L V6, Mount Holly, NJ, January 06, 2011, 19:57
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is this part under the covers requiring lot more labor? autozone gave me code, i bought simple part for $32 and now I cant find anyone affordable to install- they all want 100-160 in labor. autozone said it should only take 15 min.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 06, 2011, 20:02
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    My labor guide says it takes .9 hours to replace, but the illustration and instructions look simple one bolt securing sensor at passenger side of engine. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info or there is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online
    and get an online repair manual subscription.

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    mastertech6371 January 06, 2011, 20:23
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    to add to pats comments, the power steering pump has to be removed to acess the sensor. it takes about 1 hour for me to do it and i have done it many times
    shop around for a bid.

    Roy

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