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Old 08-19-2013, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What should happen to engine if I unplug the camshaft position sensor?

Im in the process of diagnosing a problem with my 92 318. Im going through the sensors to see if they are faulty.

Should the engine stall or sputter or do something when i unplug the camshaft position sensor?

Because when i unplug it nothing happens the car runs the same as it did while plugged.

Is this the sign of a faulty sensor?

There is no CEL light on but my car is OBD1.

Thanks in advance!
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When you say "runs the same as when its plugged" is it already running kinda rough? It wont stall out or sputter. You will probably notice it more when driving then idling IMO.

You can measure the ohm resistance in the sensor to see if its faulty. Thats honestly the best way.
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