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Old 03-08-2019, 07:59 AM   #1
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I have a 2004 Subaru Forester XT with a MT. I just got the codes P0340 and P0301 which came back to be Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Bank1 or Single Sensor? and a Misfire in in cylinder 1. I have tested everything to rule out the misfire causing the cam sensor to go. I think from now I just need to check the wiring for the cam sensor, if not, replace the cam sensor. I can not for the life of me find the cam sensor on that side of the engine (passenger side for cylinder 1) . I have read through all of the manuals and forums and I still have no real clue where the sensor is located. Does anybody know where to locate that sensor on my motor? I believe I have a EJ255.

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Old 03-08-2019, 09:13 AM   #2
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Both of the Cam Position sensors are on the rear of the block.

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #3
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:33 AM   #4
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:48 PM   #5
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Thanks for the assistance guys! I have located the sensor with y'all's help. I guess I was just assuming that since I had a miss fire code cylinder and a faulty cam sensor code, that the sensor would be on the front of the block.

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Old 03-12-2019, 07:18 AM   #6
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I guess I was just assuming that since I had a miss fire code cylinder and a faulty cam sensor code, that the sensor would be on the front of the block.
Why would you assume that? When you get an evap code and/or faulty evap sensor, do you assume the sensor is located at the front of the block?

The cam shaft runs the entire length of the engine, front to back.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:47 AM   #7
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:47 AM   #8
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Thanks for the assistance guys! I have located the sensor with y'all's help. I guess I was just assuming that since I had a miss fire code cylinder and a faulty cam sensor code, that the sensor would be on the front of the block.

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Why would you assume that? When you get an evap code and/or faulty evap sensor, do you assume the sensor is located at the front of the block?

The cam shaft runs the entire length of the engine, front to back.
Maybe because the misfire was front of the block?
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Maybe because the misfire was front of the block?
He had a misfire cylinder 1. This is located at the front of the block. Assumption confirmed.

He had a faulty camshaft sensor code. This is not located at the front of the block, but rather both sides, twice, and full length.
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I get all of the logic! Thanks. I searched and other Subaru engines have the cam sensor on the front of the block. In my Haynes manual, it just says sensor is on engine block.
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Why would you assume that? When you get an evap code and/or faulty evap sensor, do you assume the sensor is located at the front of the block?

The cam shaft runs the entire length of the engine, front to back.
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Maybe because the misfire was front of the block?
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He had a misfire cylinder 1. This is located at the front of the block. Assumption confirmed.

He had a faulty camshaft sensor code. This is not located at the front of the block, but rather both sides, twice, and full length.
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I get all of the logic! Thanks. I searched and other Subaru engines have the cam sensor on the front of the block. In my Haynes manual, it just says sensor is on engine block.
I vote group hug!!!!










Where do we meet, who brings pizza and beer? I nominate the OP!
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:13 PM   #12
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I vote group hug!!!!










Where do we meet, who brings pizza and beer? I nominate the OP!
I am down for both of those! I didn't take any of the previous comments as nothing more than helpful. I just started working on my Subaru so I am always open to feedback and criticism. I am in Richmond, VA. Y'all can come visit anytime. I will provide pizzas and one beer
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This thread brought a bro tear to my eye. Subaru Love Approved.
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