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Old 06-27-2007, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E46 Camshaft sensor fault

hi all
my car was getting very slugish i took it to the garage and they told me that the camshaft sensors where faulty.so i replaced them and took it back to the garage and they reset the computer.2weeks later the car felt slugish again
back to the garage and the same problem again.so replace sensors again
and the problem has reappeared.
has anyone got any suggestions.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First suggestion would be to find a reputable shop that you can trust. It sounds like whichever shop you are using is not up to the task.
Second suggestion is to post the year and model of the car and specifically which engine you have so that someone here might be of more help.
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the car is 1999 323i E46 And the first garage i took it to was a BMW dealer they told me the fault and the price to repair 390+vat. so i replaced
them myself in 30 minutes with no problems the car was running fine for 2 weeks then the fault restarted.
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My only suggestion would be to remove the valve cover and inspect the pickup wheels on the front of the cam gears for the camshaft sensors. make sure they arent loose. this would normally set a "plausibility" fault so its hard to say if this could be the cause without seeing the specific fault codes that you have. Also I would be curious to see if both faults returned or just 1 fault.
Good luck, keep us updated on what you find.
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error code (65 CAMSHAFT ANGLE PULSE GENERATOR) (DME41_FE.DXT)
is this a common fault .
Do the sensors come loose in side the camshaft housing????
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that looks like a carsoft fault. Did you get any printouts of the faults and descriptions from the dealership? They have a lot more detail as to the fault and the cause. Also thats just 1 fault. you mentioned that both were faulted.
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the BMW garage just told me that the cam sensors where faulty no print out
the other garage give me this print out i am unable to send you the print out
to big can i send it to your email.
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I've been having a ton of problems with the exhaust cam sensor on my 2001 Z3 2.5i

The exhaust sensor went out, so I replaced the part myself, pretty easy to do... I cleared the code and then it faulted again, I ran it with my tester and the same code came up... P0365 or something (I havent checked it in awhile) Camshaft sensor circuit B (exhaust) WTF????
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I've been having a ton of problems with the exhaust cam sensor on my 2001 Z3 2.5i

The exhaust sensor went out, so I replaced the part myself, pretty easy to do... I cleared the code and then it faulted again, I ran it with my tester and the same code came up... P0365 or something (I havent checked it in awhile) Camshaft sensor circuit B (exhaust) WTF????
Hi there, found your site through a google search where I just put in 'camshaft sensor error BMW'.
Looks to be the perfect site for me - although as a woman I know a little bit about cars - this one has thrown me.
Got recommended to a local garage that specialises in German cars.
Computer said fault was '2782 Camshaft sensor, exhaust'.

It had previously come up with a few other errors, the fella cleared them off and said come back in either 2 weeks, or before if the car dies again. It died again, and now I have above error, as well as '277F Crankshaft sensor - speed'.

He is going to order in a new camshaft sensor first, as he say's that error maybe giving false reading for the other one.

Does general opinion think this sounds about right?

Sarah, owner of Monty (hence the forum name!)
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