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Camshaft Position Sensor

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tigerfan00, May 17, 2012.

  1. May 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    So apparently mine has a malfunction

    meaning I need to change it

    Anyone here done it? recommended place to buy the sensor? pictures of WTF it is and what is involved in changing it?
     
  2. May 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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  3. May 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    now...my check engine light came on and threw the code for that malfunction (p0340)...i cleared it but it came back on a couple days later

    obviously it needs to be changed...but how bad is that need? like before i drive it again or i need to get to it in the next couple weeks? or meh when i have time/money?

    Toyotapartsales has it for sale for $123.00 shipped...RockAuto has the delphi OEM for like $234
     
  4. May 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    Well it could have been a temporary malfunction. I got a CEL for the same thing on the ex's Dad's car(Infinity I35) while driving it. I thought I had damaged something after not driving it so nice. Yeah I know. Well I erased the code and it never came back on. Maybe put the money aside for a new sensor but wait to see if the light comes on. Obviously the truck still runs.
     
  5. May 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    what's odd...is that it comes on when i let the truck run and idle for extended periods of time...like in a drive-thru...
     
  6. May 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    check ebay....
     
  7. May 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    i just did I check for Camshaft Position Sensor, tacoma 2002 ad there about 14 alot of them under $100
     
  8. May 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    i'm hesitant to use ebay these days...i'm a very untrusting person...i have a handful of internet vendors that I trust...and thats not one of them
     
  9. May 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    I've have good luck with my stuff form ebay and most come with warranty:D just check part # and brand
     
  10. May 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    Any coolant leak these sensors are pretty reliable only time I have seen them gombadnis when the water pump is leaking and the sensor is contaminated with coolant. Sensor is easy to change just remove the top timing belt cover and you can get to it.
     
  11. May 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    Do you think it might have something to do with your timing belt? Maybe skipped a tooth? Ive never heard of these sensors going for no reason
     
  12. May 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    current belt has been on for 2+ years and it doesnt seem to be running funny

    coolant levels are normal etc
     
  13. May 17, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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    Stop going though drive-throughs. It isn't a cruiser built for donut runs.
     
  14. May 17, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    you hush your mouth! the cruiser doesnt hit drive-thrus
     
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    just threw the p0340 cam position sensor code.
    Not taking chances new delphi cam position sensor on ebay $30 and new delphi crank position on ebay $50. have 130K miles on it and i want a trouble free 300K, so new parts always as time allows. I use this puppy (2.7 4wd) 750 miles a week and still searching that elusive 24MPG. maybe some day.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Jeff, I can get you a Toyota factory original cam sensor for $150 shipped to you as long as you are in the continental US.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    By the way, a failed camshaft sensor on the Tacoma will not stop it from running. It will put it in an alternate fuel timing mode however, (AKA failsafe-mode). Can you drive with a failed sensor, yes. Is it a good idea? Not really, but then again, the choice is up to the individual owner.

    To test the camshaft sensor, you can disconnect the connector and measure the resistance of the camshaft sensor. On a cold engine the resistance should be between 835-1400 ohms. On a warm sensor it should read 1060-1645 ohms. A warm sensor is one that is between 122-212 degrees F.
     
  18. Aug 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    While changing my timing belt, water pump etc. I managed to somehow put a small dent in my camshaft position sensor. Will this dent cause an issue? I don't want to put this all back together only to have to tear it apart again to replace this sensor. Thanks for any advice.

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  19. Aug 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    Decided I'll just replace it since I have it torn down. Pretty sure the dent would cause issues.
     
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