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Old 07-22-2013
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P1309 What could it be

I had a check engine light (CEL) p1309 came on on my '99 Ford Ranger 4.0L. My OBD II indicated the code to be "Misfire Monitor Disabled". Because I also heard periodic chirping noise along the engine compartment firewall and fact that occasionally the engine seem to misfire, I suspected that I was having a camshaft synchro problem. I took it to the mechanic and they replaced the camshaft synchronizer. The old one had bad bearings. That corrected the problem, chirping noise gone, and the vehicle idled smooth and run well on the freeway. BUT, the CEL came back on again although the vehicle seemed to be running well. With the exception of the annoying CEL light on, one wouldn't detect anything wrong with the vehicle. So what can it be? Any ideas? Could it be a PCM problem but if is wuldn't that affect the performance of the engine?
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Old 08-03-2013
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check you connection to your coil pack and your cam synchro
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Old 08-04-2013
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P1309 What it could be

The P1309 code stayed on because the repair shop which replaced the cam synchronizer failed to align it properly. I had it checked and realigned (90 degrees off) and that corrected the problem.
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I'm having same problem. Put a new sensor on fixed it for about 10 minutes. Then came back on. It only fits on one way so how can you change it 90?
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