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Old 08-06-2017, 09:07 AM
Birchhatchery Birchhatchery is offline
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Default 2010 2.3 camshaft syncronizer

Does a 2010 ranger 4cylinder 2.3have a camshaft synchronizer and if so were located
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:09 PM
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?????????? and cant find the pcv valve either
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3

You probably mean camshaft position sensor and yes, it does have one.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:46 PM
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the sensor yea my 97 3.0 has a sensor to but has the synchronizer that the sensor fits on top kinda like a distributor I was wondering if they did that in 2010 to cuz I cant find one for it just the sensor part
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3

I'm not clearly able to understand what you wrote, might be caused by the lack of punctuation. Let's try this for a reply......

Notes:

*2010 2.3L engine has a cam position sensor

*1997 3.0L engine has a cam position sensor.

*They are not installed the same way on both engines.

*The reason each of these engines needs and thus has a cam position sensor is identical.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:03 PM
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ok what about the synchronizer that goes underneath it is that the same as a 97?
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:45 AM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3

From what I understand, there is but one sensor. It indicates the position of the cam, which in turn indicates where #1 cylinder is in its cycle. It is used to let the computer know that #1 is on compression, for example and to indicate that it (the ECM) should give real thought to squirting in some fuel on the next downstroke of the piston after this one.
IOW, it is for the sequential fuel injectors to 'get it right' and only spritz when the intake valve is about to open. More or less.
It must be connected to the valve timing mechanism. It may be on the top of the cam cover, pointing at one of the cams which may conveniently have a 'bump' or 'pointer' that travels past the sensor once every two cycles of the piston. I do not have one to be able to give you a picture.
From what I saw on the web(little) it would appear a the rear end of the cam cover, poked in from the top. I may be mistaken.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3

If your 2.3 is similar to my 2002 the sensor should be located in the valve cover near number 4 cylinder closer to the drivers side.

The PCV valve is located on the oil separator below the intake in the center of the block.

If you ever need to replace the valve cover gasket or intake would be a good time to change it.

Again I do not know if yours is similar to the 2002 or not.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:55 PM
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gotta be somebody on hear that noes about a 2010
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:34 PM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3

No, there is no camshaft synchronizer on these 2.3L Duratec engines.

For that function the ECU uses a Camshaft sensor and Crankshaft sensor instead.

The camshaft sensor is located at the back of the valve cover held on by a single bolt.

Or, pretty much what everybody else said already.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:23 PM
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great thank you all I needed to no
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