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Old 04-16-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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How do you get to a cam sensor and magnet reluctor without taking everything out? Is there a chance to do so at all? If anyone have replaced both, specially magnet part- please advice. anything will be appreciated, as I just don't have a luxury at this time to take half of the engine appart, but I need the magnet to be replaced asap. Thank you
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I had to replace mine once but I did it with the timing cover removed. I would have to double check but I seem to remember the magnet clips in from behind the cam gear.
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Hi Dan and once gain for such quickness. Magnet is screweed into am gear that'* all I know fom a pic. Took sensor out already bit magnet in praces and messed up. I honestly don't want to take evrything out and was curious if there'* a way to pass around things or do I have to take everything out of covers way ? Thks
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What year and model is this on?
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Don't know the series1 engine as well as the series2. Someone else my be able to answer better then me on this.
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In 92 there was a thing about the magnets coming loose and then finding their way out of the area. I remember some guys finding a writeup that said something about grinding the back or hat area of it off. Then jb welding it in through the cam hole.

Honestly..once you support the motor and take off the mount on that side. it should be pretty easy to pull the timing cover and get right at it.
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Thank you Dan, Bill and others. I dot hav a luxury of doing all this right now, so here'* what I'm thinking to do: I am thinking to take out sensor and pull magnet debris off of cam( since there isn't much left off of it) and the. Just glue w/jb or whatever I have that will hold it in another peace of magnet. However it'* not thr orig reluctor part but rather regular disk shape magnet that fits perfectly ino cam sproket. What you think??? Lol
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FWIW I found one of the threads.
https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...hat+cam+magnet

I have a great memory for uh.. crap..I forget what I've got a good memory for.
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