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Old 10-15-2019, 03:49 PM   #1
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our 2005 Saturn Vue 3.5 V6 has check engine light on so i went to auto zone to have it read on computer and we got a code P0341 indicating its the camshaft position sensor. Does anyone know if this is located behind timing cover ? Any idea's on what i need to do to replace it?
I know theres many post on this but not much on my year Vue!

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Old 10-16-2019, 09:26 AM   #2
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Presuming Vue 3.5L V6 Honda engines are the same for Vues using this engine, this video for '09 should help; https://youtu.be/QlTISTb1KBM. Camshaft position sensor location is under and behind the power steering pump, about 3:55 into the video.

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Old 10-16-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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I saw this video. His is a 2009 its different, ours dont have the power steering pump. Im thinking its behind the rear timing belt cover!

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Old 10-16-2019, 10:56 AM   #4
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Try searching in AutoZone. Log in free then add your vehicle to find repair info. Search under engine performance and emissions control for drawings. Your camshaft sensor is shown above the cam cover and labeled as part #7.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:35 AM   #5
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Try searching in AutoZone. Log in free then add your vehicle to find repair info. Search under engine performance and emissions control for drawings. Your camshaft sensor is shown above the cam cover and labeled as part #7.
Thanks, ill check it out!

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Old 10-16-2019, 03:03 PM   #6
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Try searching in AutoZone. Log in free then add your vehicle to find repair info. Search under engine performance and emissions control for drawings. Your camshaft sensor is shown above the cam cover and labeled as part #7.
Turns out that the camshaft position sensor is located behind the left camshaft sprocket....Which means it is behind left timing belt cover!

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Unless the part is cheap and easy to get to, throwing parts at a problem is just a roll of the dice. You need to diagnose the issue first.

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Old 10-21-2019, 05:12 PM   #8
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Unless the part is cheap and easy to get to, throwing parts at a problem is just a roll of the dice. You need to diagnose the issue first.
It was diagnosed by the OBD and assuming the car is running properly and there are no other error codes or issues (gas milage,etc) the P0341 is pretty specific.
Since it's not unheard of for the sensitive OBD to receive a random code in error, and you want to confirm the code (and only if things appear to be running normal) you could reset the code and see if it returns before you move forward.

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Old 11-05-2019, 03:47 PM   #9
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It was diagnosed by the OBD and assuming the car is running properly and there are no other error codes or issues (gas milage,etc) the P0341 is pretty specific.
Since it's not unheard of for the sensitive OBD to receive a random code in error, and you want to confirm the code (and only if things appear to be running normal) you could reset the code and see if it returns before you move forward.
It was camshaft sensor... It started rough a few times and had hesitant throttling..... Replaced and fixed!!!

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