1997 f150 sputters and threw cel

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Old 05-23-09, 06:20 AM
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1997 f150 sputters and threw cel

i acquired an 1997 ford f150 v6 4.2l.
the truck sputters when i'm stopped an when i accelerate
it hesitates and sputters then it drives normally but only at stops i have this problem.

the truck threw code p0340 cam shaft positioning sensor malfunction.

i check autozone the part is 30 bucks but doesn't show how to replace it or where it is. is it easier just to replace the part and if so is this related to the sputtering.

any info would be grealy appreciated.
bryan
 
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Old 05-23-09, 10:08 AM
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They are normally down at the front of the engine just behind the lower belt drive and the harmonic balancer.
 
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Old 05-23-09, 10:29 AM
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Will see if I can find you something.
 
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Old 05-23-09, 10:35 AM
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Couldn't come up with it in repair section at Auto Zone, but here's what it looks like:

AutoZone.com | | Camshaft Position Sensor | CAMSHAFT POS SENSOR
 
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I found it on autoZone but the directions
Are confusing it says on 4.2 remove air
Cleaner box and remove coolant.
Then it says except 4.2 I'm lost
 
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If I remember correctly, the camshaft sensor is behind the intake manifold ...where the distributor used to be......and requires removal of the intake manifold .
This is definitely not a DIY project.......
 
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My apologies, it is toward the FRONT-TOP of the engine, where the distributor used to be.

There are special tools to "Synchronize " the sensor, so I still wouldnt recommend this as DIY for a First timer......
 
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I would imagine I would need the tool if I'm taking it out
But it says sensor malfunction. As has it has four steps I just
Wanted some confirmation on the steps.
 
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