Re: Thanks for the steps ED...tried em...no luck,
Blodi: M52 or M52TU engine (what's your date code in 1998)?
On my M52, when my camshaft sensor went at first the only thing I noticed was the CEL. After that, and with it disconnected, the only thing happening was that VANOS wasn't active. In this state it was gutless, but if you were just driving sedately around town you might not even notice the difference.
I'm not sure how the double VANOS M52TU might react differently. I think it's a much more serious issue with double VANOS engines when these sensors don't operate correctly since both cams are adustable.