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I am going to replace the Cam Position Sensor on my 92 SHO-3.0L, and i was wondering where it is located on the engine, my dad has a lot of experience with cars, but the problem is, is that we're not sure where the sensor is located, because we've looked on diagrams in an older chilton's manual, and it doesn't tell u where it is, and how to get to it. IT also doesn't tell you whether you need to adjust anything when you replace it. So, I was wondering, how much stuff do you have to move to get at it, and where is it exactly, if anyone has any diagrams or anything that would help or any pictures, or just advice, it would help a lot, because I wanted to replace it tommorow, so a quick response would also help me a lot too, thank you to whomever can help.
 

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mine that i changed out on my 01 is on the drivers side. if you look below the throttle body there is a small shaft sticking out of that area with a black sensor mounted on the top of it. trust me it blends in well on the motor. there is a bolt near the base of it that releases the shaft and you can pull it straight out. make sure you mark the orientation of the shaft after it comes out. you will want to put it in oriented the same way. you do have a little bit of error that you can factor in and the car will still run well. i can't remember how much but, there is room for error non the less. good luck. hope it is the same for your car!. brian
 

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The only problem with that is, is the fact that the Duratec and the and yamaha motors are different, and from what I hear, it is somewhere on the left side of the motor (looking into the hood from the front of the car), but if you're talking in terms of sitting in the car, then thats a possibility. However, I believe that it is not right there, I wish it were only as simple as a Duratec.
 

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Thanks for trying to help Black Bull, unfortunately...I have heard the sensor is on the other side, I'm just not sure exactly where, just that its on the passenger side......If anyone else who has replaced this sensor on a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, it would be appreciated if you could tell me where it is located exactly.
 

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When you are looking at the passenger side/pulley-side of the engine, the camshaft position sensor is located just to the left of the upper timing belt cover. It's tucked behind there pretty good, but can be reached with a little patience.

The two 5.5mm screws that secure the sensor can also be removed with a more common 7/32" socket. Use a 1/4" socket driver. You will probably have to tie the power steering fluid reservoir up and out of the way (hoses can remain attached) for better access. The sensor's electrical connector is removed by squeezing the latching clip inward toward the connector while pulling the connector away from the sensor.

The photo below shows a fellow SHO owner removing one of the 5.5mm bolts from the the cam sensor. It's easy to see (and reach) in the photo because the timing covers, timing belt, cam sprockets, and water pump pulley have all been removed (this is not required to replace the sensor).

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Thank you very much, with some moving around all of the pulleys and such, I got the sensor out, and replaced it, and lo and behold she started up, but the battery is shot, so it was f***ing up the idle....but thats an easy fix. Thank you.

Edit: Sorry about the curse, just excited that I got it running finally.
 
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