How to fix a short or break in the signal wire of the camshaft position sensor in a 94 Mustang?

Asked by May 16, 2015 at 02:13 AM about the 1994 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm looking at buying a 94 Mustang from a private party where I live.  The car appears
to be in good condition cosmetically, but the guy says there's a break or shortage in
the signal wire of the camshaft position sensor causing it to "get a spark at the wrong
time".  How expensive or difficult is this to fix?  I am in no way car savvy enough to fix
this on my own, but I want to know if it's possible to fix, what needs replacing and the
like.  Thanks for the help!

1 Answer

425

its so hard to trust anyone when buying a car thats not running,but if he is telling you that the signal wire is the problem than it goes from cam sensor to the ecm off the top of my head i can,t say what the numbered pin is,once you know just run a wire from sensor to ecm and see if it starts and runs ,it should have a active code on check engine light thats the first thing you need to look at.

Your Answer

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,900
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,410
  • #3
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
371 Great Deals out of 31,503 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
113 Great Deals out of 16,308 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
4 Great Deals out of 261 listings starting at $4,795
Used Ford F-150
2,999 Great Deals out of 231,240 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
1,124 Great Deals out of 34,088 listings starting at $1,209
Used Jeep Wrangler
389 Great Deals out of 20,646 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW M3
28 Great Deals out of 1,829 listings starting at $5,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
16,626 listings starting at $19,995
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 7,891 listings starting at $15,799
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 2,514 listings starting at $12,391
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 2,393 listings starting at $12,000
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 2,183 listings starting at $8,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.