Last night, the check engine light went on on my 2006 Toyota Tacoma with 152K miles. When I got home, I plugged in my OBDII code reader and got

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Does this mean I just need to replace one of my camshaft position sensors because they expired due to regular wear and tear (the truck is no spring chicken) or should I diagnose for a deeper root cause? Does it make sense to just order a replacement sensor and see if that will shut the check engine light? Should I just replace both sensors since one expiring might be a good indicator the other won't last too much longer?


I would check the wires and connector before spending too much money.

Have you got a friendly garage / mechanic who might have a spare to "test" with?

Also, if it is the sensor then check out buying a quality one if the rest of the vehicle is good...

  • The sensor is not too expensive, they range between $20 and 50 – amphibient May 28 at 16:48

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