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No oil pressure, camshaft position sensor error,

2000 Sable 3.0L V6 No oil pressure (light on) , camshaft position sensor error, but engine runs fine. Is sensor drive gear broken?

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Yes, the sensor is in small housing the goes in the hole where the distributor used to go. That also drives the oil pump so don't drive it you'll ruin the engine. It's located down under the throttle body, near transmission end of the engine.

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On the V6(3.1 & 3.4) it’s located at the front of the engine block (passenger side), below the power steering pump.
Check the terminals for breaks and looseness, repair if needed.

Here is the plug indentification picture.
The wires are different for the 4cyl and V6, Please note below.
Though the plugs are the same three wire connectors.

Plug is as listed : 1 - Camshaft position sensor signal on 4 cyl,
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2 – Sensor ground 4 cylinder,
Camshaft position sensor signal on the V6
3 – 12 volt supply on the 4 cylinder,
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First check for voltage and ground circuits from the PCM.
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Connect the negative to the pink/black wire on the 4 cyl(#2), or black on the V6(#3).
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Reconnect the Camshaft position sensor, using a probe to back probe the brown/white wire terminal of the camshaft PS. Plug locations on4 cyl (#1) and theV6(#2)
Connect the positive lead of the voltmeter to the probe and the negative to a good engine ground.
Turn the key on, the voltmeter should read approx 10 volts.

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SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Syncro Positioning Tool T95T-12200-A
svh~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Prior to removal of the camshaft position sensor (CMP sensor) (12126), set cylinder No.1 to zero degrees top dead center (TDC) of compression stroke. Note the position of the camshaft position sensor electrical connector. The installation procedure requires that the connector be located in the same position.
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