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Default Camshaft position sensor location, 1995 Mustang

Is it under the coil pack on a '95? That's what the book says, I believe.

Here's where I get confused - every auto parts store gave me a sensor that looked just like the camshaft position sensor but it was two times smaller.

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=985&PTSet=A
That is a crankshaft position sensor, which is the correct size.

Although, O'Reilly auto parts gave me a Camshaft PS that was the correct size.

Sorry for the jumbled up words of confusion, and to put it directly: Where is the Camshaft PS? And where is the Crankshaft PS?
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OK this should help

The first picture shows the crank sensor , its the black piece with the two bolts at the 11 o'clock position of the crank pulley .

The second pic shows the CPS its another black piece to the left and slightly above where the water pump would be .
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OK this should help

The first picture shows the crank sensor , its the black piece with the two bolts at the 11 o'clock position of the crank pulley .

The second pic shows the CPS its another black piece to the left and slightly above where the water pump would be .
i know you know the differences but the acroynms are ckp for the crankshaft position sensor(one on bottom), and cmp for camshaft postion sensor(one on top). just to avoid possible future confusion when in reference to either of them.
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OK this should help

The first picture shows the crank sensor , its the black piece with the two bolts at the 11 o'clock position of the crank pulley .

The second pic shows the CPS its another black piece to the left and slightly above where the water pump would be .
Thanks -

I can see what you're talking about on the first picture, but the second one is too small to make it out.

Do you know if it was the Camshaft PS I was looking at under the coil pack?
It's confusing, because so far I've seen 4-5 different sensors. One that looks like the one in the first picture, one that is two times smaller, one that is the correct size, one that is the right size & looks the same but labeled crank position sensor.
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I can see what you're talking about on the first picture, but the second one is too small to make it out.

Do you know if it was the Camshaft PS I was looking at under the coil pack?
It's confusing, because so far I've seen 4-5 different sensors. One that looks like the one in the first picture, one that is two times smaller, one that is the correct size, one that is the right size & looks the same but labeled crank position sensor.
yes the one under the coil pack would be your cmp. camshaft position sensor. it goes in the same hole that the distributor would normally go into.
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Know anything about the synchronizing you have to do when replacing it?

I took it off about 3 weeks ago to look at it and put it back on. Never adjusted anything

But I'm reading theres some sort of synchronizing that you need to do.
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Autozone has a cam position alignment tool . The small piece you described is just the sensor itself which should be all you need .
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So, do I need to do alignment/synchronizing when I'm just pulling off the sensor and putting a new one on?
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no, you shouldnt have to touch any of that as long as you never took out the synchronizer
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So, do I need to do alignment/synchronizing when I'm just pulling off the sensor and putting a new one on?
no, not unless you took out the aluminum portion of it (body) and if you did, you would immediately know that you put it in wrong. check engine light would be on, and it would run really crappy. installation is the same as a distributor except with the cam alignment tool.
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no, not unless you took out the aluminum portion of it (body) and if you did, you would immediately know that you put it in wrong. check engine light would be on, and it would run really crappy. installation is the same as a distributor except with the cam alignment tool.

cam alignment tool or CAT , sorry I could not resist, LOL
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