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 Post subject: Cam Positioning Sensor Drive
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Can anyone inform me of where i can get a cam positioning sensor for my AU1 XR8 5 Litre.
The sensor part is all right it is the drive that goes into the motor that is worn and making quite a bit of noise. Went to ford and $960.00 for the part. If any one can point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Cam Positioning Sensor Drive
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Hi, had a problem with mine a couple of years ago went to ford and was told about the same price, mine would start making a horrible noise and would start breaking down, the bloke at ford told me to try this, take the sensor off and tip a bit of oil into the top of drive still in the motor, did so and hey presto, fixed never had the problem again, hope this is of some help, cheers

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cam Positioning Sensor Drive
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:25 pm 
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It is actually a Camshaft SychroniserIt can be sourced here: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carco ... type,10722 for $36.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cam Positioning Sensor Drive
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Sorry miss read OP.

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 Post subject: Re: Cam Positioning Sensor Drive
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:54 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
It is actually a Camshaft SychroniserIt can be sourced here: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carco ... type,10722 for $36.

Hi, you will find that the camshaft synchroniser for the explorer 1996-1998 is not the same as a au1 5.0l, the one from the explorer motor from 1999-2001 is the same, I have the synchroniser tools for both to set the base timing, bought the wrong one first before i realized, gotem both from the U.S, still try the oil thing first, I only done it once and lasted for 2 years then I changed motors,(needed the tool to install new cam synch in new motor) otherwise you will find it at .http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carco ... type,10722

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cam Positioning Sensor Drive
Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:15 am 
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I have the Motorcraft type brand new that will suit. Still in box. comes with tool aswell.

yours for $70 plus postage.

They are normally around $100 in the US, then allow for freight - $40. The Motorcraft are the better brand, and are actually the Ford brand. Dorman are cheap chinese rubbish. I bought one and had it replaced as it didn't come with the gear wheel??
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 7:26 pm 
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Thanks to everyone who has replied, has helped me out and greatly appreciated. Thanks again..
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Hi, just wonderin if you were able to fix it or replace it, cheers

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Going to order the part through the link you gave me. Just going to leave the old girl parked in the shed till the part arrives.. Luckily i have another xr8 to get round in.. The one that is playing up the AU has only 171000km on the clock.
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Going to order the part through the link you gave me. Just going to leave the old girl parked in the shed till the part arrives.. Luckily i have another xr8 to get round in.. The one that is playing up the AU has only 171000km on the clock.

Ok, thanks, while you have it sitting there , if you havent done so before you should give the MAF wires a clean won't help with the cam synchroniser but can make a fair difference with how the motor runs, there are a couple of threads on this forum about it, cheers

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cam Positioning Sensor Drive
Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 4:03 pm 
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I have the Dorman in mine which is working fine, but if I had my time again I would definetely pay the little extra and get the genuine motorcraft one as I have read a few bad stories from guys in the US.

 

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