My Dad has a 1992 Bonneville SE, 200,000 miles on it. We have replaced the crank sensor once. It failed and the car wouldnt start. That was about 2 years ago.
Now Im getting the Check Engine Light and code for "camshaft sensor".... The car isnt stalling like it did with the bad crank sensor, the only difference I can see is its a little rough at idle.
Is the cam and crank sensor the same thing? IIRC, the crank sensor that we replaced was behind a pulley. A friend replaced it for us, hes a tech at a Cadillac dealership so he was pretty familiar with the 3.8l and the crank sensor dilemma.... Luckily the bolt didnt break when he replaced the sensor.
So does the camshaft sensor code mean our crank sensor went bad already? Or is there a seperate crank/cam sensor? He'* been driving with the CEL on for a while now, not because he doesnt care but hes having significant money issues and cannot afford to get it fixed, hence where I come in. I see the cam sensor is $18.99 at Autozone. If it will get him by just a little longer until he gets a job, Im game.
How hard is it to replace the camshaft sensor, if it is in fact different from the crank sensor?
Thanks for helping out a newbie, I hope I didnt ask too many questions