How to Change a Camshaft Sensor on a 2006 Sebring

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The Sebring debuted in 1995 as Chrysler’s top-level coupe and later became more of an all-around model, coming in a coupe, convertible or sedan body style. The 2006 model year Sebring was one of the model years where you could choose from any of the three body styles. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine came standard on the base model Sebring. The camshaft position sensor reads the rotation of the camshaft and sends its readings to the powertrain control module via electrical pulses. The PCM uses this information to adjust fuel and ignition timing. Changing the camshaft position sensor is a simple process, once you know where to find it.

Things You'll Need

  • Ratchet
  • Socket set
  • Allen-bit socket set
  • Inch-pound torque wrench
  • Allen-bit socket

Removal

  • Trace the positive crankcase ventilation hose toward the driver’s side of the engine until you reach where it connects to the PCV valve. Pull the PCV hose from the PCV valve with a slight twisting motion. Position the PCV hose aside.

  • Find the camshaft position sensor directly below the PCV valve. Unplug the wiring harness from the PCV valve and remove the camshaft position sensor-retaining screws using a ratchet and socket.

  • Note the positioning of the camshaft position sensor and pull it from the cylinder head, exposing the magnet attached to the end of the camshaft. Loosen the screw on the engine of the camshaft using a ratchet and Allen-bit socket, and pull the screw and magnet off the camshaft.

Installation

  • Line up the dowel pins on the rear of the new magnet, which came with your new camshaft position sensor, with the locating holes on the end of the camshaft. Guide the magnet onto the end of the camshaft and hand-thread its retaining screw. Tighten the screw to 30 inch-pounds, using an inch-pound torque wrench and Allen-bit socket.

  • Set the new camshaft position sensor into place on the cylinder head, so it is in the same position it was prior to you removing it. Hand-thread the sensor’s retaining bolts, then torque them to 115 inch-pounds, using an inch-pound torque wrench and socket. Plug the wiring harness into the sensor.

  • Press the PCV hose back into place onto the PCV valve.

References

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