1998 X18XE engine - changing cam sensor -
I have a '98 R 1.8 Vectra with a X18XE engine. The engine management light is on and the local garage read it for me and diagnosed the Cam sensor.
I opened up the Haynes manual to see how easy it would be to change it myself. I've removed the air filter housing but then Haynes and our car seem to differ. Haynes says to unbolt the top timing belt cover and then I should be able to see the sensor. Looking at the car the 1 bolt I can see is partially obscured by a large emgine mount bracket. Do I really have to unbolt this engine mount to get the timing cover off? Would have thought it'd get a mention in the manual!
I'm wanting to fix the car to sell it, starting to think I may be better off selling it broken..
sorry forgot to ask, have you got a new sensor as the new ones that come from the dealers need wiring in/soldering, crimping etc as they have changed ends do not know if you can still get the old style ones maybe aftermarket !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the responses. I'm not using the car anymore, so I was planning to get the sensor off, then try and get a 2nd hand one that fits. As soon as it's working again I can sell the car. Local garage had quoted me £120 parts plus 2 hours labour. The cars worth very little, hence trying to do it myself as the cars too good to scrap.