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That sounds and looks like the end off the VVT solenoid. If it's the case, your car should still run and drive, without the efficiency that it normally has when that part functions correctly. I've been driving with that part dead for a while, and finally have parts to fix mine. The only other sensor I can think of in that area of the engine would be the crank position sensor down at the bottom of the engine. You probably have all sorts of lights popping off on your dash now I bet.
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Most people say you have to remove the alternator every time you deal with the VVT, but this shows otherwise. Also, there is a screen behind the hex bolt below where the solenoid is installed that is a filter for the solenoid. You should check to see if there is anything built up on the filter too.
 

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If we are talking about the same part, this is what it should look like still put together. I've not seen one fall apart, but like I said, I've not pulled mine and replaced it yet. It should pull right out, but be gentle taking a pick or something to pull it out.
 
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