VVC cam sensor

7 years 3 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #124918 by helsbyman
For some time now I have had a misfire problem making my VVC engined car a bit jerky while running. I would have to press the gas peddle to stop it jerking. Well after a couple of posts on here and the F Reg I was told by someone else that they had a problem very much the same as I had and it was cured with a new cam sensor. So I set about changing my cam sensor To unplug the sensor you push the top of it in.As you look at it there is a bit proud . Here are some pics of the procedure.

You will also need a small 7mm spanner, an 8 mm spanner and a 10 mm spanner. The sensor is on the opposite side of the engine to the 18i model but the procedure is the same.










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7 years 3 months ago #124941 by David Aiketgate
Nice one... but did it cure the problem? :-?

David
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7 years 3 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #124946 by helsbyman
Hi David Yes it did cure the problem and on top of that it has made the car drive a whole lot better also :woohoo:

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7 years 3 months ago #124953 by David Aiketgate
Brilliant. :woo2:

David
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7 years 3 months ago #124979 by Red Rooster
I am having the same problem with my 1996 VVC F is the sensor in the same place as I don't have all that stuff under the cover where the spark plugs are

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7 years 3 months ago #124985 by Red Rooster
Been looking should I change the crank position sensor as well as the cam position sensor

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7 years 3 months ago #124997 by cairnsys
According to the Rave Technical Manual, I would say that the cam sensor is in the same place on all VVCs.

I've got a 1998 mk1 and will be taking the engine cover off later in the week weather permitting so can have a look at mine then if you like.

Robin

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7 years 3 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #125006 by helsbyman
Hi Red rooster if you read the post it says the cam sensor is not under the plug cover if you look at your engine from the drivers side the sensor is on the left and in the middle of the engine as the picture show, you will need a 7mm spanner to get the single bolt off the cam sensor is £49 and the crank is about the same so I would just get the cam first and see how it goes

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7 years 3 months ago #125009 by Red Rooster
Oooooops ordered both of them this morning £172 :doh:

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7 years 3 months ago #125044 by helsbyman
£172, I got mine for £50 each

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7 years 3 months ago #125077 by Red Rooster
Best hope mine are made of gold lol

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7 years 3 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #126507 by helsbyman
Hi all
Just an up date I filled up to day and got 36.5mpg normally 30-32 mpg :broon:
Not bad as I only do 3mls to and 3mls back from the gym most days

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