Commander 4WD V8-4.7L VIN N (2006)
Camshaft Position Sensor: Description and Operation
The Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) (3) is bolted to the right-front side of the right cylinder head (2).
The CMP sensor engine contains a hall effect device called a sync signal generator to generate a fuel sync signal. This sync signal generator detects
notches located on a tonewheel. The tonewheel (4) is located at the front of the camshaft for the right cylinder head (2). As the tonewheel rotates, the
notches (1) pass through the sync signal generator. The pattern of the notches (viewed counter-clockwise from front of engine) is: 1 notch, 2 notches, 3
notches, 3 notches, 2 notches, 1 notch, 3 notches and 1 notch. The signal from the CMP sensor is used in conjunction with the crankshaft position sensor
to differentiate between fuel injection and spark events. It is also used to synchronize the fuel injectors with their respective cylinders.