$39.00 Camshaft Syncronizer
I'm all about saving a buck here or there but...$39.00 and from NAPA. I began buying parts from NAPA because the usually sold the good stuff. I asked if it were just the position sensor then I looked it up and it was the whole enchilada. In a pinch, I mighta done it. I'm going to wait a few days and keep an eye on things. I did some troubeshooting and the noise does not seem to be coming from that area. I'm sure though, after 290Kmiles...it's done and needs replacement. This week for sure.
If I ever get this thing to "NOT jump out of the engine compartment at idle" I'll post up what I found.