where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 1995 GMC K 2500 and Starter question

Asked by Apr 05, 2010 at 11:31 AM about the 1995 GMC Sierra C/K 2500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the starter on my 95' GMC 4x4 and now it sounds like a lawn mower when the starter turns.The truck will start after about four cycles of the starter and runs fine.Is this a normal sound on the newer starters? Does the camshaft sensor cause a problem like the sound explained and where is this sensor located? Thanks.

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starter may need to be shimmed...either that or youve got the wires hooked up wrong..power on power will grind the starter....usually if a cam/crank sensor fails a vehicle wont even start.

The problem was the battery.I purchased a battery at the same time and was sold one with too low cranking amps, so it would not turn the starter fast enough.Also the 95 model does not have a cam sensor.Thanks


Starter needs shimmed or one or more removed.Could be the wrong starter splines.Wrong starter.Take the starter back exchange it for a 1994 starter.Just because,your title says it's a 95 it's a 95.It was made in 1994.I had the same problem.Ended up getting a stater from the later yr worked like a charm.You could of also cracked the fly wheel,Transmission housing.Check your fly wheel teeth count and condition as well.I would put money on it and say you have the wrong starter.

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