Fabia 1.4 8v MPI camshaft position sensor?

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

10 posts in this topic

Hi all,

I have a problem with my 2001 Fabia 1.4 8v MPI. The engine check light has come on and the VAG fault code reader is giving a 16725 P0341 Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit - Out of Range/Performance. The car runs OK and starts reasonably well. I have cleaned the contacts on the camshaft sensor, etc, but as soon as the engine turns over the code reappears on the fault reader.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it likely to be the camshaft sensor needing replaced? (I know that seems obvious, but I have been in the situation where changing a spark plug fixes an injector fault code, etc).

The car had it's timing chain changed at 97K by previous owner, (which I know if it is done wrongly can cause this), but the engine check light didn't come on until a few months later. Could it still be this? How can I check this without giving it to a mechanic?

Any experience, suggestions or informed reckonings welcomed,

Phil

Edited by Phil_Fabia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Replace sensor and go from there.

Agreed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you'd have problems with power if the chain was not installed correctly, and it would be noisy if the new chain had stretched. Plus I imagine the light would have come on almost immediately after replacement if it was that - in the same way it comes up immediately now. ISTR it is possible to view the values from the sensor in VCDS and Skoda specify a range, but that would probably just be academic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi guys,

I have been offered a camshaft position sensor for a Fabia mk1 1.4 16v for not too much money. will this work on my 1.4 8v??????? I am having real problems finding a second-hand CPS for the 8v.

Thanks Phil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently not, and also there are two different types depending on your chassis number.

Part number: 06A905377A

Knock sensor with wiring harness / F >> 6Y-1-286 342*

225MM brown

Part number: 06A905377C

knock sensor with wiring harness / F 6Y-1-286 343>>*

235MM brown

But I guess both are the same and one has a 10mm longer cable.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SKODA-FABIA-1-4-OHV-OCTAVIA-1-6-1-8-T-KNOCK-SENSOR-/300458649502?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item45f4bb279e

Does not mention part number but says that knock sensor fits a rather wide range of cars - you might be able to find one of those at a scrappy and give it a shot.

Edit: balls that's the knock sensor, entirely different to CPS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Balls I really can't see how I mistook a knock sensor for a Camshaft position sensor. Too many sensors for me :doh:

I am guessing this is what you were looking for

(8) 047907601

speed sensor / camshaft

/ ARV,AQV,ATY, AME,AQW,ATZ, AZE,AZF

It seems it is only common to the 1.4 (and 1.0 based on the 1.4 sold on the continent).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Skoda-Fabia-Octavia-Cam-Camshaft-Speed-Sensor-Pick-Up-/290467231943

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi guys,

I am having real problems finding a second-hand CPS for the 8v.

Thanks Phil

Please don't use second-hand sensors, it's pure insanity, they're cheap enough new.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.