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Old 06-05-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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P0344 Camshaft Position Sensor

Hey guys, new to the forum.

My wife's car, a 2001 Focus SE, recently had the check engine light come on. I took it to autozone and had the code read, which came up with the P0344 Cam Position Sensor. I'd like to try and replace it before I take it somewhere, but have no clue where to find it or how to get to it. Can anyone help me out? Is there anything else involved in replacing this part (positioning, code resets....)?

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Old 06-05-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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It's a simple bolt on/off part. The only thing you'd need to do is find out where it is. Have you gone through our Complete How-To Archive linked in my signature? You might find something in there that shows a pic of where it is. Usually these are located at the rear of the engine (driver's side).

Which engine do you have- SPI or Zetec?

Also, before you go purchasing a new one, try finding the old one, removing it, cleaning the crud off of it, and re-installing it. Sometimes that helps. Usually cars don't run at all if the sensor goes completely out. Your code might simply be that it has a low signal reference- meaning that the connector is corroded or dirtied somehow and needs cleaning. I use windex and an old toothbrush to clean corrosion. The end of the CPS should be cleaned as well- it's a magnet, so it picks up stray metal.
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Take a look at the front of your motor, by either of the camshafts and where they exit the head(s). The sensor is either a optical or hall effect sensor, so try and find a housing that is near or around your intake or exhaust camshaft ( or just single camshaft). This is the camshaft position sensor.

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:48 PM   #4
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hey guys, sorry i didnt get back for awhile, I have had zero time since I first posted. Anyway, i have the zetec motor. A friend yesterday recommended changing the the spark plugs (whatever that has to do with it....) and they were pretty bad. Unfortunately, changing them did not help. Still have no clue where to find this sensor.
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You may have to remove your air intake tube for proper access. From the front of the car, it's on the upper right hand side of the cylinder head. The arrow points to the electrical connector going to it held in place by the metal spring clip. A single bolt holds it in place.

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thanks for the pic, but we gave in and took it in for service. turns out there's quite a bit more wrong with it than just the sensor.
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thanks for the pic, but we gave in and took it in for service. turns out there's quite a bit more wrong with it than just the sensor.
Any ideas what else was wrong, it's always good to find out what's behind some of the issues folks are having.
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