[Please get your codes read and present them so we can accurately and effectively diagnose the issue]
This guide should be valid for all Nissans that used the VK45DE V8 engine.
- 2003-2010 M45
- 2002-2006 Q45
- 2003-2008 FX45
(The OEM Nissan sensor is the preferred replacement, according to user feedback.)
- Nissan part # 237314M50B
- Autozone # SU5745
- OReilly's # 23731-4M505, 23731-4M506
- Advanced Auto Parts # 180-0397, CPS0001
The v8 has its cam sensor at the front of the engine. Although I correctly identified the one you are looking for, I erroneously mixed some sensor names in my first post. Below you will find the correct terminology from the FSM.
Here's a picture from my 06 M45 engine replacement. I hope it helps illustrate where things are.
1. Intake valve timing control position sensor
2. Intake valve timing control solenoid valve
3. Camshaft position sensor (PHASE)
These 2 are from my 2003 M45, but the timing cover layout is the same for the 2 generations. Note the green insert that is on the y34 harness.
I see these threads pop up often enough that I wanted to make a video when I got a chance. While doing my jackstand alignment yesterday, I saw a good opportunity to do just that.