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|I am at a loss. I own a 97 jetta jls with the stock 2.0 in it. The car is a 5 speed with 110k miles on it. My check engine light keeps coming on. Every time i run it it comes up as a "camshaft position sensor." I went to the dealer to see how much the part was and after about 20 minutes the mechanic comes out and says that my car's year/model was never built with a camshaft position sensor. I take it back to autozone to have the codes read again and the guy says that the car has a sensor and that the dealers are stupid. He then goes to make up a bs story about how the sensor is built into the distributor . In the process he questioned if i was sure that the car was a 97 the point of checking the make tag in the door. He then procedes to say that the problem could be related to my o2 sensor or the o2 sensor's relationship to the sensor in the distributor. Im completely at a loss. The code comes up as the camshaft position sensor but according to two dealers the car was never made with one. help me out!|
The cam position sensor is the hall sensor in the distributor. If you remove the cap and rotor, you will see only 1 trigger window in that trigger wheel.
That is because the distributor is used as a cam position sensor.
The Bentley manual tells you how to check it using a multi-meter. If the test is ok, and the wiring is ok, the problem is the ECU (must replace it).