Check engine light


wreckparter
05-10-2007, 04:23 PM
Hey my 98 ZX2 has a check engine light that is coming from the cam advance sensor. Looks like a $1000.00 change out on a $600.00 car.
does anyone have any ideas. ie other places to look,what controls this
help a cheap way out. thanks

reekor
05-11-2007, 03:49 AM
What is the fault code ?

Hey my 98 ZX2 has a check engine light that is coming from the cam advance sensor. Looks like a $1000.00 change out on a $600.00 car.
does anyone have any ideas. ie other places to look,what controls this
help a cheap way out. thanks

Markb873
05-11-2007, 09:28 PM
Well since the cam sensor is a $8 part, I'm assuming the VCT solinoid is actually what is not doing its job. The VCT soloniod is about $350 and seems more in the ballpark. Does it to stall at idle and have a mind of its own throughout the powerband? If it does unplug the cam position sensor it will run "close" to normal. You will lose about 20 hp and about 5mpg.

-Mark

wreckparter
05-13-2007, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the input. Should I repalce the $8.00 cam sensor first and see
if that fixes the problem? I was wondering what might happen if I just disconnected the feed.

Thanks
Terry

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