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My626isTrouble

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I have 1998 626 V6. I got code P0340 which means the camshaft sensor might need to be replaced. I already checked the alternative possibilities (Crankshaft, wiring..etc) and they seem fine. I checked the resistance of my camshaft sensor and compared it to that of a working one, my sensor seems to be an open circuit!
Anyway, my question is this "How am I supposed to replace it". I don't want to take it to a mechanic, because they asked for $1000 ! I have the piece, and the tools, I just need some extra information so I don't ruin my vehicle.
Thanks guys !


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When you take the timing belt off, take the rear camshaft sprocket off too and it's right there

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K, let me get this straight .. I've been doing some research and it seems that I need to remove
-P/S Oil pump
-driving belt and pulley
-Timing belt
-Timing pulley

Does that sound about right ? cuz if that's the case , then it seems like a week's project !

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I think it will be more appropriate for you to search car parts online. That is what I did when I needed to replace my camshaft sensor. Anyways, I ordered online and had my dad fixed the problem. Better find a good mechanic or befriend a mechanic as well. :)

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I have 1998 626 V6. I got code P0340 which means the camshaft sensor might need to be replaced. I already checked the alternative possibilities (Crankshaft, wiring..etc) and they seem fine. I checked the resistance of my camshaft sensor and compared it to that of a working one, my sensor seems to be an open circuit!
Anyway, my question is this "How am I supposed to replace it". I don't want to take it to a mechanic, because they asked for $1000 ! I have the piece, and the tools, I just need some extra information so I don't ruin my vehicle.
Thanks guys !


Got the same code and have been searching all week for a wiring diagram. I used Alldata and found one, but the wiring diagram didn't have a legend and wasn't colored.

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I think it will be more appropriate for you to search car parts online. That is what I did when I needed to replace my camshaft sensor. Anyways, I ordered online and had my dad fixed the problem. Better find a good mechanic or befriend a mechanic as well. :)

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I'm sure he has it fixed...after all, it WAS 3 YEARS AGO!!




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