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Cayman S 987.2 Camshaft Position Sensor (Hall Sender) Installation


Cayman S 987.2 Camshaft Position Sensor (Hall Sender) Installation

Old 03-13-2019, 05:00 PM
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Default Cayman S 987.2 Camshaft Position Sensor (Hall Sender) Installation

This is my first post to Rennlist so I hope it is helpful. After struggling to find any information on replacing the 987.2 Cayman S Camshaft Position Sensors (aka Hall Senders), to help me correct the 2 codes indicating I had Bank1 Camshaft Position Sensor issues (P000A and P0016), I decided to post my experience to help others who may be in the same situation as I was. I looked in all the suggested places for other Porsche models however on a 997.2 Cayman S these sensors are NOT found behind the seats behind the carpet/firewall and NOT found under the airbox. They are found near the spark plug ignition coils by removing the rear wheels and shields.

This took me about 45 min to an hour per side (bank) taking my time and figuring things out as I went after jacking up the car to start the process.


19mm socket – wheel lugs – 130Nm (96ftlb)

10mm socket – inner wheel well dust shield

Internal Torx T25 – inner wheel well dust shield

External Torx E10 – heat shields – 10Nm (7.5ftlb)

Internal Torx T30 – Camshaft Position Sensor - 10Nm (7.5ftlb) – Bosch 0 232 103 092

Bank 1 (Passenger Side) – a little more difficult as the Camshaft Position Sensor is to the right of Cylinder 1 (toward the front of the car) and a little tough to get the tools in there – see pic
Bank 2 (Drivers Side) – a little easier as the Camshaft Position Sensor is in-between Cylinder 5 and 6 slightly more toward the rear of the car with easier access for tools – see pic

Steps per side (per bank):
  1. Remove wheel lugs and wheels - 19mm socket
  2. Remove wheel well dust shields - 10mm socket (3 nuts) and Internal Torx T25 (3 screws)
  3. Remove upper heat shield and slide out of the way (This doesn’t need to be fully removed just slid out of the way) – External Torx E10 (2 screws)
  4. Remove the Camshaft Position Sensor and o-ring (make sure you remove this as it can get stuck in the hole – you should be able to pull out with your fingers, don’t use any sharp tools as it may scratch the surface and the new o-ring may leak) – you may see some oil leak just wipe with a clean rag - Internal Torx T30
  5. Unplug the Camshaft Position Sensor (you will need a tool such as a small screwdriver to pull back the tab – pressing on it will only work after you release the tab with a screwdriver) – This step can be done before step 4 or after depending on what seems easier for you.
  6. Replace the new Cam Shaft Position Sensor with the o-ring around it - put a little oil on your finger and apply it to the o-ring before installing for easier install and so it will seat easier – push in the Camshaft Position Sensor and ensure it “pops or clicks” into place. It you can move it easily or it falls out on it’s own it is not fully installed – it took me a good bit of effort to push it in, hear the click and then it was very tough to move or rotate it. It should stay in by itself without the screw install.
  7. Install the Camshaft Position Screw - Internal Torx T30 - 10Nm (7.5ftlb)
  8. Plugin the Camshaft Position Sensor Harness (make sure it clicks)
  9. Replace upper heatshield and screws - External Torx E10 - 10Nm (7.5ftlb)
  10. Replace wheel well dust shield - 10mm socket (3 nuts) and Internal Torx T25 (3 screws)
  11. Replace wheel lugs and wheels - 19mm socket - 130Nm (96ftlb)
If you have any questions on this installation and/or have any suggestions/corrections please reply as this is for anyone else who will need to compete this install in the future.

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