89 Buick Electra Park Ave. 78K Gentle miles. 3800. Excellent shape.]
Pull out of driveway and up steep hill... service soon light comes on. Stop
at reputable garage where they scan.
Tech says scanner shows Camshaft Sensor current and in history. I hit
Advanced on the way home tonight and pick one up. It was hard to get in as
the thing is behind the water pump pulley and getting a good leverage is not
possible, so I put just a little oil on the o-ring and rotate it just a bit
as I push and it goes in.
I removed the negative terminal on the battery for about a minute or so to
clear the code but when I start it, the light is still on. I tried
unplugging the sensor and disconnecting the battery again, reconnecting all
again, and still no joy.
Does the battery deal clear the code on these?
What else could give that code and how likely would it be?
I will not likely be able to drop in on that garage without appointment and
intended, uncharacteristically, on putting a lot of miles on it over the
weekend. Do I risk further damage or breakdown in the middle of nowhere if I