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Camshaft Position Sensor 2006 Mustang GT

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So, my check engine light came on the other day and I tested it to find that it was my camshaft position sensor. I haven't really looked at it yet, is this hard to replace on an 06 Mustang GT? Also, I have been have some surging issues, some missing, and also when my car would be coasting it would sometimes completely just turn off, no jerking or anything, just shut down. Could these issues be from that sensor?
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Hey guys!

So, my check engine light came on the other day and I tested it to find that it was my camshaft position sensor. I haven't really looked at it yet, is this hard to replace on an 06 Mustang GT? Also, I have been have some surging issues, some missing, and also when my car would be coasting it would sometimes completely just turn off, no jerking or anything, just shut down. Could these issues be from that sensor?

hi there ,,,i think the alternator is going bad soon,,,i have seen similar problems in this forum,,,go have it checked,,,good luck
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The cam position sensors are located in front just below the valve covers. It's a 10 minute replacement, 20 if you do both which I would reccomend if you decide to replace. However, more often than not it's your altanator that's the problem. Your cam pos sen will cause some surging due to send a bad signal.

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hi there ,,,i think the alternator is going bad soon,,,i have seen similar problems in this forum,,,go have it checked,,,good luck
I had my alt checked before it went south and they said it was good. Two days later I limped the car home on battery power.

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I had my alt checked before it went south and they said it was good. Two days later I limped the car home on battery power.
i have changed mine to a non clutch....still working good,,that is if i drive the car
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I've only seen one CPS DTC actually turn out to be a failed CPS.

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I've only seen one CPS DTC actually turn out to be a failed CPS.
I think that was mine. That fixed one problem then the alt went on strike about a week later.

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I think that was mine. That fixed one problem then the alt went on strike about a week later.
Then are you really sure that the CPS was actually the culprit?

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Then are you really sure that the CPS was actually the culprit?
Yep, it took care of the failure code it was giving me and a few days later I had a completey new code followed by a complete alt melt down.

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hi there ,,,i think the alternator is going bad soon,,,i have seen similar problems in this forum,,,go have it checked,,,good luck
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I am brand new to this forum and wanted to tell everyone that contributed to this thread THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

It was pretty funny (in retrospect) that I had to take my car to 2 different shops to diagnose the problem with the check engine light on my 2006 GT convertible. Anyway, we were getting the PE0340 and PE0344 codes, which obviously indicate a problem with the cam shaft position sensor. However, replacing the sensors obviously didn't rectify it, so both shops were completely dumbfounded that they couldn't accurately diagnose the problem....In fact, it was kind of amusing that they were treating me like the "ignorant little blonde" that oftentimes occurs, based on my past experience, at least. *When it happens, this is incredibly frustrating.

Nevertheless, this time, it was so rewarding that I was able to find this thread, and the very next day, I marched over to the shop to show them what I'd found. Again, more of the 'you don't know what you're talking about, Little Lady' routine, so I agreed to leave my car overnight again.

The very next morning, I received a very contrite and apologetic voicemail message from the service manager advising me that there would be no charge for labor because they didn't believe me, but, after finding this forum on their own, they finally agreed to replace the alternator, which was indeed confirmed to be the problem.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you. I will always check this forum first because I just can't tell you how much time it saved me. I actually had been getting ready to go out of town on business and was in danger of having to postpone the trip, so again, my gratitude is endless....: )

My heartfelt thanks to you all.

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Hi : )

I am brand new to this forum and wanted to tell everyone that contributed to this thread THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

It was pretty funny (in retrospect) that I had to take my car to 2 different shops to diagnose the problem with the check engine light on my 2006 GT convertible. Anyway, we were getting the PE0340 and PE0344 codes, which obviously indicate a problem with the cam shaft position sensor. However, replacing the sensors obviously didn't rectify it, so both shops were completely dumbfounded that they couldn't accurately diagnose the problem....In fact, it was kind of amusing that they were treating me like the "ignorant little blonde" that oftentimes occurs, based on my past experience, at least. *When it happens, this is incredibly frustrating.

Nevertheless, this time, it was so rewarding that I was able to find this thread, and the very next day, I marched over to the shop to show them what I'd found. Again, more of the 'you don't know what you're talking about, Little Lady' routine, so I agreed to leave my car overnight again.

The very next morning, I received a very contrite and apologetic voicemail message from the service manager advising me that there would be no charge for labor because they didn't believe me, but, after finding this forum on their own, they finally agreed to replace the alternator, which was indeed confirmed to be the problem.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you. I will always check this forum first because I just can't tell you how much time it saved me. I actually had been getting ready to go out of town on business and was in danger of having to postpone the trip, so again, my gratitude is endless....: )

My heartfelt thanks to you all.

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now you can drive your car and enjoy your trip:smoke:,,,glad to see that this tread helped you out,,,,,all the best
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[So, my check engine light came on the other day and I tested it to find that it was my camshaft position sensor. I haven't really looked at it yet, is this hard to replace on an 06 Mustang GT? Also, I have been have some surging issues, some missing, and also when my car would be coasting it would sometimes completely just turn off, no jerking or anything, just shut down. Could these issues be from that sensor?]

This car was running great, then all of the sudden... BAM! Check Engine Light comes on and the car had stalled for no apparent reason after exiting freeway. 2 'Lean' codes, and 2 fuel pressure sensor codes... So, swapped fuel pump out, fuel pressure sensor tested fine after that. Sensor acted up one more time, then was okay in a day or two. A week later, my check engine light was on AGAIN. It has been surging now and again, but nothing major. I put a scanner on it... This time it was the Camshaft Position Sensor - spit out two identical codes... my mechanic buddy told me to replace both of the CPS at the same time... should be a quick fix to swap out both (just one 10mm bolt) and only about $14 a piece at auto part store. That will be tomorrow's project - I'll keep y'all posted.
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Yeah im getting the code for camshaft position sensor, but it will just appear driving down the road. Car doesn't lose any power, and continues to drive fine. I'm guessing all it is is a bad sensor. Does anyone have any ideas if it could be worse than that.
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Thanks guys and gals. My light just came on today and when checked it did report CPS with a 340 code. Because I am in town and close to home I think I will take a wait and see attitude on this one. If the alternator is going to fail it should fail hard. Am I in any danger of hurting other components if it is in fact the CPS? The car is running fine.
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