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Old 09-14-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Dizzy 96 sl1 camshaft position sensor

he 96sl1 camshaft position sensor coming up on ses light. anyone got pics of where it is located? anyone know if its easy to do urself or is it in a hard place? nevermind i saw other posts but i have new coils plugs and wires and car drives perfectly fine. so my wuestion is there anyway a bad 02 sensor by my cat converterwould trick the computer into thinking this or is it deff sumthin with ignition?

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Old 09-14-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: 96 sl1 camshaft position sensor

There is no camshaft position sensor. It definitely is a problem with the ignition. Pull the coils and make sure the towers are clean. Pull the DIS module (the square thing under the coils) and clean any corrosion off the back side of it and clean the spot on the transaxle where it sits. Sand the underside of the bolt heads and put everything back together.

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Old 09-14-2007, 07:34 PM   #3
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yes i deserve that im sorry about poor typing. also if i take the coils apart and put back together that wont cause any issues or break them? do new wires ever just go bad? could it be my new plugs they arent ngk they are autolite copper
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Default Re: 96 sl1 camshaft position sensor

LOOK ;
Closely at the way the plug wires are connected to the coilpack !
from left to right should be ,4-1-2-3........
the plugs are left to right ,1-2-3-4 ..looking at the engine from front .
the # 4 coil tower simulates cam sensor signal to the P C M . (reference )
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Old 09-15-2007, 12:45 AM   #5
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You're not using platinum plugs, are you?
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I had a recurring cam angle sensor message some time ago. I replaced the plugs, wires, cleaned the terminals and the block were everything bolted. I also cleaned the heads of the bolts that attach the coils. The message kept coming back. I replaced the ignition module and coils with used ones and the message hasn't come back in several months. I think it was the ignition module because I had switched the coils around and the message came back too.

If cleaning doesn't work, look for a used ignition module.
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:29 AM   #7
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no way not platinum maybe i will first try cleaning everything replacing the plugs with stock ngk and then go from there what the heck is the ignition module? sorry never seen one before i know what the coild packs are just dont know what ignition module is.
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The square thing that the coils are mounted on is the Ignition Module. It has an electrical connector that goes to the computer. It controls the coils and send the signal when the computer is ready to fire.
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thanks so much for explaining that. its gotta be that or the plugs because my plugs wires and coils are new and clean from head to toe. ill check that out is it expensive to replace?
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I got a used one for about $25, a new one was about $110 and I wasn't sure that was the problem.
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holy ***** that much screw that ill be going used ill take the risk
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