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Cam position sensor oil leak/limp mode

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by davemcw, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Mar 9, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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    davemcw

    davemcw [OP] New Member

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    I am in the market for a Tundra and found a 2014 on a dealer lot. It has around 85k miles. I immediately noticed oil on the frontmost underbody cover, which was wet and it had dripped on the ground some where it had been parked. This was a bit concerning but I test drove anyway. On the way back, it threw a CEL and went into limp mode.

    We had to abandon it on the side of the road and get a ride back to the dealer in another vehicle. Now, they called me tonight saying it was a bad cam position sensor causing both the limp mode/CEL and oil leak.

    I am familiar with both the AIP and cam tower leak issues, which is what immediately came to mind. But does the cam position sensor make sense on the 5.7 motor to cause an oil leak? I could definitely see it causing limp mode. I'm not sure the cam tower leak would make its way to the front skid plate like that, if it was indeed that.

    I want to try to see if they are giving me BS or if this is a known issue on this motor?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2020 at 5:19 PM
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    I'm thinking BS. Unless you saw the actual code, you are being misled.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2020 at 5:18 AM
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    davemcw [OP] New Member

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same. Unfortunately I did not have my OBDII reader with me, so I did not see the code for myself.
     

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