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A picture would be a God-send...

Also, do you think replacing this will fix whatever it is going on with my car (which is nothing that I notice, other than the SES light coming on)? I'm just afraid that I am going to spend $50 (how much is this part?) on this sensor and then find out the reason for the failure was due to something else and I'm just going to have to end up replacing it again...

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Ok doing some GOOGLE searches I found this:

http://www.obdiicsu.com/Studies/1996Taurus.html

They pulled up the same code as mine on a '96 Bull stating, "Removing the sensor from the housing revealed the problem. The shaft was physically bent and the sensor was damaged."

Obviously they state the fix as, "...replace the sensor and housing with new parts."

Does the sensor come with a new housing, or is that a seperate purchase? I also found the standard time on this is 36 mins for a mechanic, with the part running $10-$15 for the OEM Motorcraft part #: DU-69.

Are sensors just consumable parts that always need replacing, or do you think something else caused this problem.
 

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Thank you so much!

Here is some bad news... Called the local Ford dealer, guess I was wrong about the part cost.

The parts guy tells me that when that code flashes you typically need to replace 2 parts. The Cap and the Synchronizer. The Cap is $60, the Synchronizer is $155, OUCH!. He was out of both parts, and he says they go through at least one of these replacements a week.
 

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saerandy,

Wow that Ford-trucks website has got some great information... Totally forgot that the Vulcan is used on those Rangers also.

After reading everything, I'm not sure if I should replace it myself or have the dealer do it... Obviously you did the fix yourself, but you didn't have a bent or damaged shaft. Knowing me and my luck, I'd say my cam shaft assembly is bent to hell. THANKS for the link.
 
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