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4.0 sohc camshaft sensor located ??? not push rod

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sylar63, September 26, 2012.

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    1. Sylar63

      Sylar63 New Member

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      I have a 98 explorer 4.0 sohc I was told the camshaft sensor was bad and that it was located in the back of the motor. I was given the part but when I looked in my explorer book it shows my model on the drivers side on the front side. however, when I reach in the back of the motor there is a part that feels similar to the part they gave me....confused? can someone shed some light on this, thanks.


      I did have a letter "x" as the 8th character in my vin # showing I have a 4.0 6 cyl. ohc. Thanks for your help.
      Rock on, "Ford Explorers."
       
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      VIN 8th digit?

      Check the 8th digit in your VIN. If an X then you have the OHV V6 with a synchronizer. If an E then you have the SOHC V6 with a camshaft position sensor as posted above by snoranger.
       
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      Found the "x" in the vin. thanks, man. ....unfortunatley .....behind the motor...pain in the glutous maximus.
       

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