where is the cam shaft sensor located at on a 1997 chevy suburban

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Asked by Apr 04, 2014 at 06:17 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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With a vortec engine the cam shaft sensor is in the distributor.

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i took distributor cap off and didn't see it .so where is it located at in the distributor ?

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It is the small sensor bolted to the base plate.

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when i go to take it out do i need to line anything up or do anything special so i don't make any mistakes?

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No. It unbolts from the base plate. Timing would only be altered if you rotated the entire dist side to side or removed the dist completely and re-installed on the wrong point of the cam.

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i tried to take it out but couldn't cuz there is a metal plate under the plastic rotator and the metal one has a cut out piece in it and its not lined up to get it out .so do i need to turn key over to get that to rotate suit lines up with sensor so i can get it out ? and will it mess it up and not start again if i do that without having all the distributor put all back together or what ? how or what is best way to get it lined up ?

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As long as you tighen the sensor back down so that it clears the rotor you will be good. The timing will not be affected unless the dist is physically moved. I would not use the key to turn it over as it will crank fast and will most likely not stop on the correct spot. Use a socket and breaker bar on the harmonic balancer bolt (center of the main engine pulley) turn clockwise only. Remember 2 rotations of the crank = 1 rotation of the cam.

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