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Old 05-27-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
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Cam sensor needed. 96 cutlass 12 Ohm exterior. GM wasn't aware of the engineer's engine block change & doesn't make this part. Have looked for 2 years.
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Old 05-27-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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have you checked wrecking yards?
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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have you checked wrecking yards?
yes...It's been very difficult to locate a 96 Cutlass engine. The one we pulled out of the car was stolen in a break-in we had. The cam sensor and other parts were still on it. We replaced all of the missing parts except this #*!@# cam sensor.
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:08 PM   #4
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What motor is in the car?
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Old 05-27-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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What motor is in the car?
3100 They tested a cam sensor that had been exterior & they changed to an interior sensor. The designer's ended up modifying the block by putting a hole in it to accomodate the sensor harness. Before the change was complete, there were a few cars that got stuck in the transition. This sensor we need was one of the sensors they built for the "transition" phase. It's 2 wires interior with a higher Ohm reading than the 3 wire, 8 Ohm exterior part of the harness.
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Old 05-27-2005, 05:00 PM   #6
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I cannot find any information on this at all, I wish you best of luck and you could always drop a 3.8 in that car and have alittle more power, I think it drops right in without any modification at all
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Old 05-27-2005, 05:39 PM   #7
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Me too, no luck either. I would also recommend an engine transplant. Sorry
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:03 PM   #8
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[quote=jarvisx2000]I cannot find any information on this at all, I wish you best of luck and you could always drop a 3.8 in that car and have alittle more power, I think it drops right in without any modification at all
Thank you for trying to help!
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:06 PM   #9
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Also an engine swap might be in your best interest just for the reason if that part ever broke or stopped working you would be SOL again.
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:26 PM   #10
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i would highly recommend not putting that 3.8 grenade in it if the car isn't worth all that money buy something more reliable , it's pretty hard to find a wrecker motor that someone actually took care of, and when the manufacturer of the motor had to update the oil caps to say 10-30 cuz the motor will blow up on 5-30 you know something is ****ed, just my opinion, i would go get a new car and fire bomb the old one
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:14 PM   #11
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THERE SHOULD BE A GM PART NUMBER STAMPED ON THE SENSOR YOU HAVE .
CALL YOUR LOCAL DEALER OR CALL ME AT HALL CHEVROLET
1-800-676-4255 ASK FOR SAM IN PARTS
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:35 AM   #12
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Cam sensor needed. 96 cutlass 12 Ohm exterior. GM wasn't aware of the engineer's engine block change & doesn't make this part. Have looked for 2 years.

i don't know if it's still pertinent, but check advanceautoparts.com. i found a few possibles for your car, and they have pics on that website, so you ought to be able to identify yours...

i realize this is an old post, but just thought i'd answer, since someone else already did...
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:06 AM   #13
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I always found it strange that they didnt put a 3800 in those cars. Well, I have no idea where you would be able to find one except the junk yards. I would also recommend a engine transplant (3800 V6), or just getting a new car. Sorry
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Old 07-01-2005, 05:15 AM   #14
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I always found it strange that they didnt put a 3800 in those cars. Well, I have no idea where you would be able to find one except the junk yards. I would also recommend a engine transplant (3800 V6), or just getting a new car. Sorry

they actually did put the 3.8 in w-body regals for a while. you could use that as a transplant template and parts source...
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