Cam sensor, and/or crank sensor ... crappy wires.. Crappy ground… someplace near the fire wall or not .... ***? Incompetent dealers, mysterious sh*t no one can figure out! Cam-timing settings that differ on every car. Was each car randomly thrown together by workers with brain injuries or was the quality control department on leave when they designed these cars? Is there no real mechanics who can fix both sensors, wires and grounds once and for all or is this just some sort of referred pain with a cause elsewhere, like the pain in my ass caused by fault codes. Why is this one so damn convoluted?Not that I am aware of. The wires coming out of the cam sensor plug are not shielded. So I assume they are not shielded anywhere down the line. Hope that makes sense.
new sensor was the fixDimitri, any luck with your sensor?
the way I would do is to run 3 new wires straight to the ECU connector wires and solder them there. if you have an intermittent short somewhere , ohming out connections won't do $hitGuys, how difficult would it be to just bypass the factory cam sensor wires and replace them with new wire altogether? An overlay of sorts. Also seems to me that 14 gauge wire would suffice?
Dimitri. Our situations are similar. My car ran great. Fast starts smooth idle and plenty of power. Shortly after doing the timing belt change then problem started. I replaced the sensor and the problem went away for a short time. I wonder what caused the sensor to fail?new sensor was the fix
No more hard starting , better fuel economy , much more torque , smooth idle etc..
The old sensor was reporting rubbish , found the torsion value actually at 2.9 which made the idle rough. Moved camshaft CC about 5mm and it is at 0 deg now. I think the wiring is intact since it has been rainy and the car has been driven hard and no issues.
lesson learned , do not attempt timing belt change if you have cam sensor errors. Since the ECU defaults to 0 deg , the cam timing could be anywhere . i made that mistake 9 months ago and the car was smoking , drinking fuel and making my life miserable.
ps does the ecu need programming for the new censor ? ta t
When I replaced mine it threw my timing out, I'd set it with a bad sensor to start with. It could be you need to redo the cam timing.ye i was getting a code witch ties in with the longer to start warm thing.
now the old ones back in i will get it read again .
just seems odd it was worse with a new one than the old one that was bringing up the code . you would think at lease it would be the same (well i would think)
is anyone sure if i need to clear the codes after fitting the new censor in order for it to work properly ? it would be very helpful to know . cheers
ok thanks , so the timing can be changed without the belt coming off then ? like and old petrel car ish ? is it changed electrically or mechanically ? not that im going to do it but just interested .
i saw somewhere about belt tent ion but again i dont know waht it should feel lkie so il have to take it to someone .
cheers for all your help , im learning witch is great ta t
More likely a badly adjusted clutch switch or something, don't think the cam sensor comes into it but not a 100%Just got VCDS and Ross-tech cable, checked codes, 19463.
Haven't had any issues starting or running - except the cruise control doesn't work (Green light goes on on the dash, but doesn't actually engage).
Would a bad camshaft sensor prevent cruise control from working?
interesting thanks . can you do any harm ? how do you read the timing ? i guess not with a light .The cam pulley has 3 13mm bolts holding it in place but the holes they go through are slotted. You loosen them a touch then move the big centre bolt to move the cam.
Good luck! I have the same error with my PD, and will troubleshoot the sensor or wiring harness in a week. Whichever one it is, the only "symptoms" my car has is poor mileage. Could be my driving style, or the sensor (or something else).
I have the CPS intermittent sensor code. Car starts faster than any car I have ever been in. Not sure if a bad CPS can affect your mileage????