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Hi Everyone,
I have a bentley turbo R that we are bringing back to life after a long sleep.
We have gotten the car to run despite a cam timing sensor cable that has been chewed through by the resident mice.
When we replace the cam timing sensor with a new one, the car will not start.
Any advice on how to diagnose this is appreciated.
 

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Car does not start.........way too general.
Does it turn over when attempting to start?
Is it dead?
Does it turn over but not fire?
 

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hi - thanks for looking - yes it turns over but does not fire -

but when the broken cam sensor is in place - the car runs well - seemingly on some failsafe mode -
 

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Have you checked the clearance? Is the clearance exactly the same between the two sensors? There are shims to adjust. Have you checked continuity on the new sensor? If you put the old one back in does it start and run?
 

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hi Jim,
The shop had used the same shim that was in with the previous sensor.
Further diagnosis has pointed to a defective crankshaft damper - we are going to pull that and get a rebuilt one.
that is where we are.

thanks for reading
Marcus
 
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