1998 3.8 Mustang Camshaft Sensor Problems
Okay I have a Problem with my 1998 Mustang i just bought, and i was wondering if anyone else has ever had the same issues. My check engine light was on and my car slowly started to run poorly. When i idle it would sputter and run hard. Plus around 35-50 mph it would jerk when i accelerated, and i now get horrible gas mileage, around 175 miles on a full tank when i used to get 300 or so. So I got a friend at the firestone down the street to run a diagnostic, and came back as the camshaft position sensor and misfiring cylinder 5. I bought a replacement sensor from auto zone and installed it myself. When I drove about 3-4 miles and it started again, and I could also smell like a electrical burning smell. So i took the sensor back and got a replacement, but the same thing happened again. Im thinking something is shorting out the sensor. Also, could the accelerating problem be my transmission? I hope some one can help me with this until i have the money to go back to the mechanic. Thanks for your time.