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- Mar 10, 2020
- Jacksonville FL, Quezon Philippines
Jerry is 100% right that it's much easier to just replace the sensor. And that (most good) oscilloscopes are expensive, and lastly that learning how to use them isn't necessarily the easiest thing in the world.
BUT SINCE YOU ASKED..... I found a cheap ($30) oscilloscope on amazon and it works great for this sort of thing. I posted an article in our how-to section for testing the camshaft position sensor (which I am too lazy to find & link), and I have a video of the process as well...aside from the connector itself and the specific pinouts for your year, testing the cam sensor is identical to testing the crank sensor. And also obligatory comment about how the cam & crank work together to determine timing & ignition advance, and you can't tell if they're working together with a single channel scope. But knowing how to tell if they are "in phase" enough further underscores Jerry's comment above.
Great troubleshooting video....
Thanks for sharing with the forum members.