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Old November 28th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #1
gear_grinder
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Stuck cam position sensor shaft?

Hi

i've got a 97 explorer and im trying to get the cam shaft position sensor out of it (takes the place of the dizzy with the explorers DIS)

the body spins freely in the bore and the shaft spins normal with engine rotation, however it will not come out. it almost feels like the gear will not disengage the cam gear or the shaft is stuck. This CPS has only been in the engine for a few years so i really doubt its anything wear or neglect related.

I'm thinking im just going to noose it with a cable and pop it out with my engine hoist. any better ideas?
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Old November 28th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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O-ring seal stuck in the bore? Try spraying it with pb blaster, let it soak in over night.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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i wouldnt think so with the housing rotating in the block bore
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