Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/Cabriole 1990-1999

Camshaft Position Sensor


Digifant, Mono-motronic, and CIS-Motronic

The "camshaft" position sensor on these engines is actually a Hall-effect type sensor, which is located in the distributor. This sensor performs the same function as a crankshaft position sensor; providing a signal to the ECM regarding the position of the crankshaft.

Although the camshaft position sensor is an essential input for the ECM to determine ignition timing, information on testing the sensor is located in of this guide.