The Suzuki XL7 uses the camshaft position sensor to supply the information that the engine control module uses to keep the car running. It uses a crankshaft position sensor that syncs with the camshaft position sensor in order to determine which injector to fire at any given moment.

Possible symptoms:

– Intermittent engine misfire, can trigger P0300 random misfires code
– Poor idling, frequent stalling
– Low engine power, abnormal acceleration
– Bad gas mileage


Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Repair Cost: $300-600

Programming: Dealer level scan tool is the preferred.

Compatibility:

2001 Suzuki XL7
2002 Suzuki XL7
2003 Suzuki XL7
2004 Suzuki XL7
2005 Suzuki XL7
2006 Suzuki XL7

IMG 2077 336x252 Suzuki XL7 Grand Vitara Camshaft Position Sensor Location Removal Replacement

Part Numbers: 33100-52D00, 3310052D00, SU5690, 31-S2600, CSS1646, 180-0289, 19-0102, SZ10, ATM 1473602

Part Location:

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The camshaft position sensor on the 01-06 Suzuki XL7 is located on the back of the driver side cylinder head. Always disconnect the battery before working on anything electrical.


It is located near the transmission dipstick tube, firewall and brake booster master cylinder.

IMG 2069 336x252 Suzuki XL7 Grand Vitara Camshaft Position Sensor Location Removal Replacement

The camshaft position sensor is held in by a T40 torx bolt.

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Once the torx bolt is removed, the camshaft position sensor can be pried out and away from the cylinder head. The o-ring may cause some drag and it can be stubborn if it’s original to the vehicle.

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This sensor uses a four pin connector. This sensor failed because of water damage. You can see signs of corrosion on the pins in the picture.

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This sensor must be clocked correctly for the vehicle to run properly. It has a slot of the side of the sensor for adjustment. Setting the camshaft position sensor with a timing light is possible, but a dealer level scan tool is the preferred.