Installing a Ford Cam Sensor ( Cam Syncronizer) without the special tool.

This being the only time I will probably ever install one of these, I just could not justify the cost of the special tool. Knowing it was essentially a distributor that told the PCM when the engine was at top dead center, I used a little common sense and another Ford, that uses the same sensor, to verify.

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Installing a Ford Synchronizer
Ford Camshaft synchronizer's are a common failure. Some techs aren't familiar with them so they may not be comfortable with them. Unfortunately the service manuals aren't very clear in describing the install process. I've made this video to help you understand them, and show how to properly install them.

Ford Quick Tips: #32 Multiple Ford Engines Camshaft Synchronizer Belt Chirp Noise Cheap & Easy FIX
You can grab a new synchronizer cheap Here-(check fitment guide) creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0037NIG44&linkCode=as2&tag=fordt-20&linkId=6Q IFMVCIKMNK4PFJ In this video I go over the noise source and a cheap fix you can try before shelling out hundreds for a new Synchro. This applies to any Ford that has a synchro in place of the usually distributer spot including 3.0l, 4.0l and 5.0l engines. New R/C Channel R/C Addict Makuloco- Facebook- Ford Tech Makuloco- R/C Addict Makuloco-

Camshaft Position Sensor P0340 Testing and Replacement HD
Click Here to Subscribe! Website: Today we're testing the camshaft position sensor, along with its harness connector. The sensor consists of a permanent magnet, core and coil. When the engine is running, the gap between the sensor and cam sprocket will periodically change. This generates a voltage and sends the information to the ECM. Code P0340 could be generated by the following reasons: - Harness or connectors is open or shorted. - Camshaft position sensor - Starter motor / starting system circuit. Tools Used: Safety Glasses 10mm wrench Digital Multimeter (DMM) Starter Replacement Video: Note: This video is being performed by an experienced tech. Any attempt to repair automotive parts and/or systems carries risk of personal injury. Always adhere and follow safe practices when working on vehicles. Such as, use safety glasses, jack stands, no loose clothing, etc. No guarantee or warranty is implied. Use the information in this video at your own risk. Publication, reproduction or distribution of this film is strictly prohibited. This was performed on a 1997 Nissan Maxima. Please check with your vehicle's repair manual for testing parameters.

Q and A Cam Synchro replacement
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