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Old 10-08-2019, 08:19 PM   #1
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Cam Sensor Codes

My check engine light with cam sensor codes did not go away after replacing cam sensors. I used aftermarket sensors from Pelican. Mechanic saying I need real Porsche sensors.

Does that sound kosher?
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:32 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:57 AM   #3
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My check engine light with cam sensor codes did not go away after replacing cam sensors. I used aftermarket sensors from Pelican. Mechanic saying I need real Porsche sensors.



Does that sound kosher?
Could be. This is where we benefit from guys like JFP on this forum, as they see this sort of stuff all day, every day.

I have had many instances (with many cars, not just the Porsche) where an aftermarket sensor wasn't fully compatible.

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:09 AM   #4
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My check engine light with cam sensor codes did not go away after replacing cam sensors. I used aftermarket sensors from Pelican. Mechanic saying I need real Porsche sensors.

Does that sound kosher?
Just because you get a code for a sensor doesn't necessarily mean the sensor is bad.
Depending on the code it could be any issue related to what the particular sensor can read.
For instance the wiring to the sensor could be faulty.
just like a dirty air filter can cause a MAF sensor code. Does not mean the sensor is bad

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Old 10-09-2019, 03:47 PM   #5
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Yes I doubted that both sensors failed simultaneously and that itís a wiring issue. After not being able to identify a wiring issue I got the aftermarket sensor response.

Will go elsewhere for sure.
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