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BWD Camshaft Sensor

Part No. CSS804P Warranty Details  

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Terminal Quantity:3
Terminal Type:Blade

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CARQUEST by BWDCamshaft Sensor
 
3.0

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

same as more expensive OEM replacement

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      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Camshaft Sensor:

      Ford makes it difficult to get to but installation of the sensor itself is easy enough. Magnet looks to be affixed in a more durable fashion then the OEM. Maybe Ford wouldn't have had so many issues with this sensor had they built it like this.

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      not the correct one

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      from augusta WI

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Camshaft Sensor:

      this is not for 1995 except possibly for very late in the year

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      • Q:

        Is there any special instllment instructions or do I just remove old part and replace with new part?
        Asked on 1/4/2015 by Broach from Valley, Alabama

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          A:

          Hi Broach, For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

          Answered on 1/5/2015 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        Can I change this part out by myself
        Asked on 12/15/2013 by shady from savannah,ga.

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          I'm happy to help! This part is sold as a do-it-yourself part so you can change this part by yourself.

          Answered on 12/16/2013 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
      • Q:

        Need to know where the camshaft sensor goes on a 98 explorer 4.0 v6 x engine and how hard is it to change out im a diy woman but the manual does not show where it is for my engine
        Asked on 8/8/2013 by diY woman from md

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          A:

          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Camshaft Position Sensor -part# CSS804P, the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor on your Ford Explorer is a variable reluctance sensor, which is triggered by the high-point mark on the left-hand camshaft. It is mounted to the valve cover. For replacing the CMP sensor, disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the engine control sensor wiring from the camshaft position sensor. Remove the sensor retaining screw and the sensor from the left-hand valve cover. Make sure the camshaft position sensor mounting surface is clean and the O-ring is positioned correctly. Position the sensor, then install the retaining screw and tighten it to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm). Do not over tighten the screw; you may damage the sensor if the retaining screw is over tightened. Engage the wiring harness connector to the CMP sensor. Connect the negative battery cable. However, replacing the CMP sensor on your Ford Explorer depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 8/8/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Camshaft Position Sensor -part# CSS804P, the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor on your Ford Explorer is a variable reluctance sensor, which is triggered by the high-point mark on the left-hand camshaft. It is mounted to the valve cover. For replacing the CMP sensor, disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the engine control sensor wiring from the camshaft position sensor. Remove the sensor retaining screw and the sensor from the left-hand valve cover. Make sure the camshaft position sensor mounting surface is clean and the O-ring is positioned correctly. Position the sensor, then install the retaining screw and tighten it to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm). Do not over tighten the screw; you may damage the sensor if the retaining screw is over tightened. Engage the wiring harness connector to the CMP sensor. Connect the negative battery cable. However, replacing the CMP sensor on your Ford Explorer depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 8/8/2013 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        Where is the camshaft sensor located on a 1998 explorer 4.0 v6???? How hard is it to install can it be done from under the hood or do you need to get under the car????? Any help would be great.

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        Asked on 8/8/2013 by fixin myself from MD

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          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Camshaft Position Sensor -part# CSS804P, the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor on your Ford Explorer is a variable reluctance sensor, which is triggered by the high-point mark on the left-hand camshaft. It is mounted to the valve cover. For replacing the CMP sensor, disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the engine control sensor wiring from the camshaft position sensor. Remove the sensor retaining screw and the sensor from the left-hand valve cover. Make sure the camshaft position sensor mounting surface is clean and the O-ring is positioned correctly. Position the sensor, then install the retaining screw and tighten it to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm). Do not over tighten the screw; you may damage the sensor if the retaining screw is over tightened. Engage the wiring harness connector to the CMP sensor. Connect the negative battery cable. However, replacing the CMP sensor on your Ford Explorer depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 8/8/2013 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        Where is the camshaft sensor located on 1998 ranger 4.0 ?
        Asked on 2/22/2013 by Jim B from TN

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          A:

          This part BWD Camshaft Sensor, Part No. CSS804P is an exact fit for your 1998 Ford Ranger 4.0L and it is located behind the intake manifold in the center of the block, on the rear of the engine.
          For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 2/24/2013 by Aaron from AAP
      • Q:

        would this part being bad cause the lack of power to92 4.0explore
        Asked on 8/2/2012 by mack from hughes ar.

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          The Camshaft Sensor may also cause the problem. We would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

          Answered on 8/3/2012 by Rick from AAP
      • Q:

        when installing cam sensor position sswitch only on a 1998 ford explorer 5.0 eng do i have to put it on tdc or only if i were replacing the complete assem.
        Asked on 7/26/2012 by wl m from wesson miss

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          A:

          Prior to the removal of the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor, set No.1 cylinder to 0 degrees Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke. Then note the position of the CMP sensor electrical connector. The installation procedure requires that the electrical connector be located in the same position. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 7/27/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
      • Q:

        I have a 1998 Ford F150 with the 4,2 V-6 engine. Where is this sensor located?

        Is there any location diagram for this?
        Asked on 2/29/2012 by George from New Castle, De. 19720

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          A:

          The Camshaft sensor should be located above the water pump on the timing cover, its a black round sensor with wires coming off it.

          Answered on 3/1/2012 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        Where do I find the location of this sensor on my engine to replace this part?
        Asked on 10/29/2011 by Anonymous

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          A:

          If you could please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

          Answered on 10/30/2011 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        My '97 ford taurus starts to run rough and sounds like it "coughs" or sputters at the exhaust tip shortly after I start it up when its cold. I was told this sensor could be the problem, is this true??
        Asked on 6/30/2011 by jason d from Clearville, PA

        1 answer

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          A:

          This could possibly be the problem. However, with out the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer.

          Answered on 7/1/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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