View Full Version : installing Camshaft Position Actuator Housing Assembly

06-18-13, 12:49 AM
I Removed the Camshaft front cover on my 2005 Cadillac STS, V8 Northstar Engine. I am in the process of replacing the gaskets and reinstalling it but I would like some better instructions on how to align the position actuator solenoids to the camshaft position actuator oil control valves on the end of the camshafts. I have the GM manual with the b/w pictures but it is still not clear. Does anyone have better instructions they could share with real pictures maybe??? Please help.

gm instructions.http://www.justanswer.com/cadillac/4241z-replace-camshaft-position-actuator-solenoid-cadillac.html

Charles Warren
01-23-14, 05:29 AM
I read instructions myself. They sometimes say tools and it could be an awl in this case. Like they say special tool when replacing rear differential but you can use a pry bar. How did it turn out op?

07-02-14, 09:17 AM
I am also trying to replace the camshaft position actuator solenoid for intake and exhaust on my 2005 sts v8. Any part numbers on them? Also, do they need to be reprogrammed by the dealer or is that just for the sensors not the actuator solenoids? Any help would be appreciated!

Brent Messing
07-03-14, 12:53 AM
My northstar is leaking in the same locations and I was thinking about looking into it. Any advice would be appreciated.

07-03-14, 03:10 PM
My advice have a dealer do it. Mine were replaced 3 times due to improper install.