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Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor

Your cam position sensor or the wiring leading to it has gone bad. It will cause occasional rough running and hard starting until it is replaced. If you live in a county that does emissions testing, your car WILL FAIL unless it is fixed.

AnswerIf you have a 3.0 12 valve engine is is located at the rear of the engine block, under the throttle body area.

If you have a 3.0 DOHC 24 valve, it is located on the timing cover, held in with a 8mm bolt.

AnswerThe cam sensor is on the drivers side, on the intake manifold a few inches down from the intake air hose ,back of engine, it is in there sort of tight, I am still trying to figure the best way to take it out. AnswerWhat engine? On a Ford 3.8L Engine, the cam position sensor is on the right side of the engine, in the front, near the A/C compressor, it is above the crankshaft position sensor, and since they have the same connector, don't mix them up, the cam is above the crank, on the 4.6L engine, the cam sensor is on the left side, under the Power Steering fluid reservoir. AnswerIf it's the 3.0 OHV engine it's located on the driver side of the engine between the throttle-body and spark distributor back under a wire bundle. It's located where the mechanical distributor used to be. AnswerWhat engine? On a Ford 3.8L Engine, the cam position sensor is on the right side of the engine, in the front, near the A/C compressor, it is above the crankshaft position sensor, and since they have the same connector, don't mix them up, the cam is above the crank, on the 4.6L engine, the cam sensor is on the left side, under the power steering fluid reservoir.

The Cam position sensor on my 97 Ford Aerostar 3.0 replaced the distributor Is mounted on top at back of motor sits atop of the lower half of distributor/oil shaft mount .Check there. Found out it's called a camshaft synchronizer that it's mounted on.

AnswerIf you have a 3.0, 12 valve engine, it is buried under an engine wiring harness, at the rear of the engine, close to the throttle body, near the top of the transmission bellhousing, on top of the CAM synchronizer, held on with two 7/32 screws. If you have a 3.0 DOHC 24 valve, it is located in the timing cover, held on with one 8mm bolt. Answerwhich 3.0 do you have? The 3.0 12 valve, (VIN code U-8th digit), or the 3.0 DOHC 24 valve(VIN code S)? AnswerMy Fault I should clarify that answer, (I just found the thing myself) it's on the driver's side under the wire harness that runs under the intake (beside the spark plug wire holder). The thing bends a piece of metal that's suppose to revolve around the magnet of the sensor. AnswerIf you are talking about a 3.0 (12 valve), it is on the camshaft position synchronizer at the rear of the engine under the engine control wiring harness, below the thermostat housing area. If you are talking about a 3.0 (24 valve), it bolts to the front of the timing cover with an 8mm bolt. Replacing the Sensor1. Disconnect the negative battery cable...just like on every other installation 2. Detach the CMP sensor connector next. 3. Remove the CMP sensor retaining bolt and remove the CMP sensor

Now to install: 1. Clean the CMP sensor surface and ensure that the O-Ring is in place. 2. Position the CMP sensor into the engine and tighten the retaining bolt to 71-106 inch lbs. 3. Attach the CMP sensor connector 4.Connect the negative battery cable.

Answerthe sensor is a little black connector and box right next to the crank shaft if you are standing on the passenger side of the car look straight down to the bottom pulley you will see the plug with a wire on the left side AnswerIt is located on the right hand side of the engine (you standing at the front of the car) under the wiring harness going up into the engine to the left of the throttle cable. Real pain to get at and replace but can be done with no special tools. 7/32 in. wrench is the only way to get at it.

I am in the process of changing mine now. You have to remove part of the throttle assembly and unplug some things to be able to move the wiring harness enough to get to the bolts. It's not really to bad though I fear I might need to replace the entire assembly requiring me to remove the intake and entire throttle assembly. My 02 Taurus SE runs fine but squeaks from the assembly. Hopefully your Taurus only needs the sensor. S

AnswerThe cam sensor is on the drivers side, on the intake manifold a few inches down from the intake air hose ,back of engine, it is in there sort of tight, I am still trying to figure the best way to take it out.
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