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whitecl0ver
03-09-2011, 09:21 AM
I have a strange issue I have been noticing the last few times I drove my SC. Seems like after about 20 minutes of driving my Check Engine Light will come on and my tach will die. Then after about 2-5 minutes the light goes off and the tach comes back to life. Also if I downshift the light will go off and tach will come back to life.

The car doesn't seem to change when the light goes on or off....Maybe some sort of sensor or electrical gremlin?

rzimmerl
03-09-2011, 09:24 AM
Sounds like your cam sensor is failing. Replace it along with your crank sensor if you haven't already as they are known to fail also.

whitecl0ver
03-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Sounds like your cam sensor is failing. Replace it along with your crank sensor if you haven't already as they are known to fail also.

is that a bear to replace?

David Neibert
03-09-2011, 04:24 PM
I agree that it's most likely the cam position sensor. It's a pretty easy job to replace the sensor...just need a 7/32" socket to remove the two screws that hold the sensor on.

David

whitecl0ver
03-09-2011, 04:31 PM
I agree that it's most likely the cam position sensor. It's a pretty easy job to replace the sensor...just need a 7/32" socket to remove the two screws that hold the sensor on.

David


I just found the articals on the site, I'm hoping it's the cam sensor. That crank sensor seems like it's a bear.

AutoZone has them listed DuraLast Camshaft Sensor for $35.99...

Where is the sensor located?

old_coot
03-09-2011, 04:45 PM
Right under the snout of the supercharger...when you get the replacement you will recognize it right away.....Dan

whitecl0ver
03-09-2011, 05:14 PM
Right under the snout of the supercharger...when you get the replacement you will recognize it right away.....Dan

Nice, I will get that done this weekend!

whitecl0ver
03-20-2011, 08:21 PM
Well I replaced the cam shaft sensor and am still experiencing the issue....

Any other suggestions?

Thomas95SC
03-20-2011, 08:26 PM
Well I replaced the cam shaft sensor and am still experiencing the issue....

Any other suggestions?

Did you check your CRANK sensor as well like rzimmerl suggested?

whitecl0ver
03-21-2011, 08:59 AM
No, I didn't have time over the weekend to undertake the all day affair....I was hoping it could be something else that possibly that could be a quick fix not a huge under taking.

David Neibert
03-21-2011, 12:15 PM
No, I didn't have time over the weekend to undertake the all day affair....I was hoping it could be something else that possibly that could be a quick fix not a huge under taking.

Suggest pulling the codes before buying additional parts. Autozone will usually do it for free.

David

S_Mazza
03-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Maybe it's a partial failure in the ignition module.