Thanks for the Response.
I've had an engine rattle in my car for a while now, but nonoticeable symptoms, lights, power loss, or anything like that. If I take the rpm upto about 2500 the rattle is gone and the engine sounds fine. I took it to ashop to have them diagnose and they told me it was the power steeringpump. I tested it myself after and it wasn't. I'm glad I didn'thave them replace it. Anyway, I had to go on a trip and since the car hadbeen fine up to this point I wasn't really worried.
On the way home from my trip the check engine light came onwhich disengaged the all wheel drive. My bluetooth odb stopped working soI couldn't pull the code right away. Anyway, I cleared the code bypulling the negative and after that the car wouldn't start. I ended upflooding it or something, and luckily the people I was traveling with helped metow it back to my house.
When I finally had time to work on it at home, it wouldn'tstart. It would turn over and die immediately. There were no errorcodes or anything. Finally I decided to give it gas right when it turnedover and after about 5 attempts it started, but the rattle was pretty bad andthe rpm was a bit crazy. This is finally when it threw the camshaftsensor code. Eventually it got to where I could give it gas and get atthe 2500-3000 rpm mark and the engine rattle disappears. If I take myfoot off the gas too quick it kills it, but if i let it down slowly it willidle just not well.
I'm certainly no mechanic, but my friend seemed to think acamshaft or crankshaft sensor made the most sense. I'm being optimisticthat it's just the sensor and not the timing all messed up.
On that diagram, it looks like the sensor is on the back ofthe timing cover. Do you think I have to take off the timing belt andeverything to get to it? I hope not, because that's a lot out of mywheelhouse.