| The second cheapo little plastic rotor/magnet in the cam position sensor
| apparently has failed again in my 3.0 Vulcan at 126K. The original one
| failed about two years ago during a period of very cold weather (brittle
| fracture?). Explains the hi rep rate tapping I recently heard that has
| since gone away! Outside of the OBD II P340 code and the resulting check
| engine light, the car is running fine.
| What function does the cam position sensor serve in this engine? I will be
| changing it as soon as I have time to get under the hood, but like I said
| the car is running fine w/o it. I'm assuming the engine managment system
| using a default value for the sensors output while it's failed.
| Chris Bowne
| Stonington, CT
IMHO you don't need it. I don't know what funtion it has, but my 96 and my
97 taurus's have been running great for 2 years without it (about 60,000 mi
each since it went bad) . Gas mileage is still averaging 25mpg, they purr
like a kitten. I did clean out all the loose broken parts from the housing,
however. My shaft was bad, so I went no further because they both had over
150,000 mi at the time. But, do what you want 'cause you will anyway.