Best Answer

The cam sensor tells the computer where your cam is in it's rotation. The info is used to determine spark timing and fuel delivery. if it's bad, you'll run rough or not at all. Vehicles with distributors will sometimes integrate thet sensor with the distributor. Otherwise, it will be located near the cam. I had a Vauxhall Vectra - terrible car!! - one of the problems was engine dying on me at any point whilst driving! it was almost impossible to trace the problem as it was an occasional fault, but stopped for good once the cam sensor was changed.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-10-28 18:28:20
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is a cam sensor and how do you know when it is going bad and where would you look for it?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What is a crank angle sensor and where would you look for it?

Need to know the year, make and engine size of your vehicle.

How can you tell if they like you?

they are going to look at you with a eyes then you are going to know

How do you know if it is 3 wires or 4 wires for your sensor and were are they so i could look at them?

There are many sensors, need to know what year, make, model and which sensor is in question.

Where is the temp gauge sensor on a '1997' camaro 3800?

look under the throttle body on the front of the engine there s a sensor with 3 wires going to it that is the engine coolant temperature sensor

Where is the IAT sensor on a Chrysler 300M?

If you look at your air intake tube you should see a connector going to it, that connector is going to your iat sensor. Ther is no connector on air intake tube but severl connector on intake manifold?

Where is the intake temperature sensor located and a 2002 grand am gt?

If you look on the hose going from the air filter box into the engine the AIT sensor is screwed into the side of the hose

Is there any way to check to see witch sensor is bad?

Look around you. If you don't see any witches you know the witch sensor is working.

How can you know if your ex still have feelings for you?

you would know when he/she is always looking at you but when you look back he/she would look away

How do you know if the motor on the rear wiper is going?

Look back!

What do you do if you know you are going to be anorexia in a month?

you should look for a doctor.

What does a open circle mean of line graph?

The points are spaced according to the value of the number they correspond to; in a number line containing only whole numbers.If you want to know what the symbol would look like when its going a certain way, it would look like this if you started at 6 and was going to the right the arrow would be pointing > that way, if you were going left the arrow would be < that way... Hope I helped!

Where is the knock sensor located on a 1996 Subaru Legacy 25?

It is underneath the intake manifold. If you look straight down from your throttle body, you will see a sensor with one wire coming out and a bolt going through the middle of it, that is the knock sensor.

What would it be like if everyone was the same?

Pretty darn boring! There would be no one to wonder about, because you'd know all about them. It would take all of the mystery out of life, which is the greatest part. Imagine knowing what your unborn child was going to look like! What every unborn child was going to look like! Boring!

Why the speed Gage going up to 100 mi when you m driving only 40 mi?

Speed sensor needs to be replaced in the engine, look speed sensor up for your vehicle

Where is the tachometer sensor located on a 1995 Ford F250?

look at your trany it should have a wire going into it on the top side in the middle

Where is the air intake temperature sensor in a 2001 Nissan Altima?

this sensor sould be located on the inrake, look for your air box where the air filter is on the box or around it sould be a sensor on it you would notice by the wires cliping on to the sensor

How do you know your boyfriend is going to kiss you?

you know if he is going to kiss you because he looks at you at you look at him and you both know it is going to happen do it privatly just you and him. DO NOT USE TOUNGS FIRST TIME OR ELSE IT WILL BE OVER!!! TRUST ME

How would you know if you have rabies?

you would look like this..........

Where do you find the camshaft sensor on 95 eagle talon tsi awd turbo engine?

look at the valve cover on the left side u will see two wires going to a sensor that's where it is

Where is the map sensor2006 Chevy Cobalt?

If you look at your throttle body where your air intake comes in to the intake manifold, and about an inch or two above it is a sensor with a wire going from it. That is your manifold absolute pressure sensor.

How long is Justin Bieber going to sing?

I don't know, let me look into my crystal ball?!?!?!?! No offence, but how in the world would we know the future?????? Sorry, but I don't think anyone knows the answer to that!!!


I wouldn't mess with it if it's a crank sensor. While they are easy to put on if it's anything like newer Chevy's the relearn can ONLY be done at a dealer. I would look into that first because if it is the same, there is no way you are going to get it to run.

How do you know that the earth is going?

Go outside tonight and look-up.

What does it mean when you look puzzled?

It means something that you don't know is going on.

How you know if some one love you?

look in he or her eyes and you are going to see it.