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Old 06-25-2012, 06:36 PM
1996bmw740il 1996bmw740il is offline
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Just replaced my cps now wont start

I just replaced my camshaft position sensor and. Cleaned my maf and now it wont start just keeps cranking? Any ideas? Maybe my maf is still wet from cleaning it will that cause it not to start?


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Old 06-25-2012, 11:25 PM
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The car should start with the MAF unplugged too, so that's not the reason. I would compare one replacement with the one removed to see if they are identical (long enough). Are they OEM?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:31 PM
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The same thing just happened to me today. My check engine light has been on for 2 years, i scanned it back then and it said the right cps was bad. I got one from ******************.com it came without the o ring, today i changed it and the car just cranked but no start. I scanned it again and it said no codes. I finally put the old one back in and it fired right up. The one thing i noticed on the new cps is that the wires are molded to go to the rear and the oem one they went towards the front. It has to be that the replacement cps is not right.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:15 AM
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I had the same problem I changed the old one put the new one on an it still did the same thing I scanned it again an it's still giving me the same code is there anyway to tell if the CPs the (new one ) is bad
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