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Old 09-18-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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So a few of you may remember me from a bit ago. I was on here trying to figure out all my problems with my 95 bonne sse

Well I went to the dealership and finally received codes from my check engine light on my funky computer and to my avail for them to fix it all including dealership parts and labor it came to 3k.. so I say nay.

* - parts have been purchased
I need ended up needing the following:
EGR valve *
Belt Tensioner and belt *
Rear wheel cylinder *
Camshaft position sensor
Computer

and a cracked fuel line which I spliced myself temporarily

So the only things I need help with are the camshaft sensor and the fuel line.
(Just a side note, it seems the person who replaced my water pump sheered the camshaft sensor completely off so half of it is stuck in the block.)

Has anyone done either of these before themselves?
How do you remove the camshaft sensor?
Is it extremely difficult to run a fuel line?

I'd buy the premade fuel line from the dealer which is $120 (I know....)

Or else pay $500 for them to do it themselves.
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You will need to some how get a hold of the broken sensor and pull it out. Putting in a new one is as simple as one bolt and plug it in. If you can't get it out, then your option is to remove the time gear cover.

The fuel line can be fixed with high pressure fuel line and high pressure clamps. Cut out the bad area and splice in the new line. Or replace the whole thing.
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Are you saying that the bolt is broken off that holds the camshaft sensor?
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The sensor itself is actually sheered off completely, meaning its flush with the block now.

I did replace the damaged area with a fuel line repair kit. Is that sufficient? The dealership says it is not but I assume that they would like some money to come their way.
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I did replace the damaged area with a fuel line repair kit. Is that sufficient? The dealership says it is not but I assume that they would like some money to come their way.
Yes, they would. If fuel line repair kits weren't sufficient, no one would sell them. And my car wouldn't be running.
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As long as the fuel line is safe to be used with fuel and the clamps are tight enough, then whats the big deal? Oh, dealer wants money. Thats why.

I'd like to see a pic of this cam sensor if you could please.
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We're going to start putting some of these parts on tomorrow so I'd be glad to get you guys some pictures. I'll show you my fuel line repair job as well and let me know what you think.
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