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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-12-2009, 03:34 PM
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Camshaft Position Sensor?

where is this sensor located? I ran my obdII and received code P1397 (camshaft position sensor) Where can this sensor be? pics might be helpful. thanks
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:40 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's the code for the exhaust camshaft position sensor.

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Old 06-12-2009, 04:50 PM
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Here's a DIY for the intake CPS..

http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/bmw...7616963&page=1

And exhaust CPS.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=sensor

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Old 06-13-2009, 07:17 AM
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Here Stig, put this to good use...

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Old 06-13-2009, 01:14 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's the code for the exhaust camshaft position sensor.
how would i know if its the intake or exhaust cps? The code p1397 states a CPS, but wouldnt know which one?
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how would i know if its the intake or exhaust cps? The code p1397 states a CPS, but wouldnt know which one?
P1397 (BMW 18, 0x12): Camshaft Position Sensor B (exhaust) Circuit.

http://beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure.htm
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:20 PM
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P1397 (BMW 18, 0x12): Camshaft Position Sensor B (exhaust) Circuit.

http://beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure.htm
wow! Good source. thanks!
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:08 PM
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P1397 exhaust CPS I just replaced my about two months ago, I also have a 99 528i.
PS: New model is thicker, almost looks like the wrong part.
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