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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Position Sensor
Common signs of a faulty crankshaft position sensor include issues starting the vehicle, intermittent stalling, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Seal
If your car is reaching high mileage or is experiencing oil leaks, it may be time to replace the crankshaft seal.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer
Common signs include engine vibration, misaligned timing marks, and a separated harmonic balancer.
How to Replace a Crankshaft Seal
Engine oil leaks are prevented by the crankshaft seal. Replacing one requires several tools, such as a dead blow hammer and a strap wrench.
How to Replace a Crankshaft Position Sensor
The crankshaft position sensor, along with the camshaft sensor, helps the vehicle determine top dead center, among other engine management tasks.
How Long Does a Crankshaft Position Sensor Last?
The crankshaft position sensor monitors the rotational speed and position of the crankshaft in the engine. It reports this information to the engine management system to control the ignition system timing....
How Long Does a Speed Timing Sensor Last?
Your car’s engine needs a considerable number of sensors in order to operate correctly. Oxygen sensors, the vehicle speed sensor, the mass airflow sensor – these are just a few of...
Why Crankshaft Seal Replacements Can Be Tricky
Changing a crankshaft seal, such as the front cover seal, can be challenging. It may involve working on the engine or another complex part of the car.
How to Replace a Speed Timing Sensor
Some signs of a failed speed timing sensor include a Check Engine Light and poor performance. It's also known as the crankshaft position sensor.
P0337 OBD-II Trouble Code: Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Low Input
P0337 means that the crankshaft is suffering because of low voltage. This could be due to sensor not being aligned properly or electrical problems.
How a Modern Engine Works
You turn your key in the ignition, and the engine fires up. You press the gas and the car moves forward. You take the key out and the engine turns off. That’s how your...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Tachometer
The tachometer is located on the dashboard next to the speedometer. It measures the revolutions per minutes (RPM). The tachometer can be a digital display or on a calibrated analogue dial. They are on both...
How to Buy a Good Quality Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer
It sounds musical, but what it really does is disperse vibrations that travel through the crankshaft to prevent damage to it and other vehicle components. The harmonic balancer, or vibration damper,...
How to Buy a Good Quality Crankshaft Position Sensor
Just like the name indicates, the crankshaft position sensor monitors the rotation speed and position of the crankshaft. The crankshaft is what turns the engine’s piston power into a force that...

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Where is the crankshaft position sensor location?
The crankshaft position sensor is located on the driver side of the engine and in the back by the transmission on the engine. If you need further assistance with your crankshaft position sensor, then seek out a professional, such as...
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I just want to know if my car has a crankshaft position sensor - 2003 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - yes, your V6 Xterra has a crankshaft position sensor (CPS). It is located behind the driver-side cylinder head, on the top of the bellhousing (the aluminum casting that connects the engine and transmission). For assistance with replacing...
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My car won't start after replacing the clutch.
Check the harness to the crankshaft position sensor as it is has a fused wire completing the circuit. When unplugging the sensor, the engine should not start at all. The only thing that can cause the engine to start with...
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where is the crankshaft position sensor located?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately this is one of the components that they have hidden from us on this particular vehicle. It is best obtained from the bottom of the vehicle. It will be located above the starter,...
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how much does it cost to replace front crank seal set
An exact estimate can be gotten if you input your vehicle data on this page. But, to give you an initial but approximate idea, the seal itself, that is the part cost, is typically around $20-$25. On your car, depending...
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The Crankshaft Position Sensor broke at the block - how do i get it out? 1998 Chrysler Cirrus
Hello - I would soak it with penetrating oil (WD-40, PB Blaster, etc.) overnight, then try drilling the sensor for a screw/bolt extractor. If that fails, you may have to keep drilling with larger and larger bit sizes until, you...
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My check engine engine light is on and the computer (ECM) said it's a crank sensor problem.
Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if there is a loose wire or if the remote wiring is disabling the sensor. If the wiring is good and the sensor is hooked up properly, then I recommend replacing the crankshaft...
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Car wont fire 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
Hello - looks like your crankshaft position sensor has failed. An OBD I Code 12 is the loss of reference timing, which comes from the crankshaft position sensor on this engine. I recommend a crankshaft position sensor replacement performed by...
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Replaced 2 camshaft sensors and crankshaft sensor, codes coming back on straight away 2001 Honda Stream
Hi there - you don't specify which codes are being set, which might be helpful. If you're getting codes that the sensor itself is malfunctioning, it is possible to get a new sensor that is bad - not often, but...
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How much would it cost to replace the crankshaft on a 2008 M3 Coupe?
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us however!
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Crankshaft bearing replacement cost 2008 BMW M3
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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Car will not start when the engine is hot.
Hi there. If there is fuel and the engine will not start up when it is at operating temperature, then either the crankshaft position sensor is getting hot and not making a connection or the coolant temperature sensor is malfunctioning...
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Gday Chet. My Subaru Liberty has been not starting randomly . Turns over but won't start 1998 Subaru Liberty
Hi there - your instincts are good! I suspect a failing crankshaft position sensor as well. When they fail, there is often no Check Engine indicator. Checking for spark at the plugs during a "no start" event would be helpful...
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Will a bad crankshaft position sensor cause my car to turn off while at a stop light?
Hi there. The issue could be one of the following. Check The fuel pressure could be low or dropping when the engine is stalling out - possible fuel pump failure The crankshaft position sensor could be shorting out or...
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2004 ML350 stalled, then stopped. There was a code P0335. Checked battery and it is okay. Replaced CPS, but still not running. Checked the plug and harness.
Hi there. The code P0335 could be on for a failed circuit in the Crankshaft position sensor harness. If the harness is good and has no issues, then the reluctor ring could be missing teeth or damaged causing an interruption...
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where is the location of crank position sensor in 2001 s600
Hello, thank you for writing in. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the back of the engine towards the top of the transmission bell housing. It will be towards the driver's side, and be tucked in close to the...
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Hello. I have a 2001 Ford escape XLT 3.0. It has been sitting for almost 4 years with the thought of having a blown head gasket.
Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if its not working properly or if the harness is broken. If the sensor is working fine, then check the ignition coils and see if there is an voltage to the primary circuit....
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My Lumina 2001 turns off while driving 2001 Chevrolet Lumina
When the engine is not starting you will need to check and see if you hear the fuel pump run when you turn on the key on and off? If you do not hear the pump then you most likely...
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How many crankshaft position sensor are there? 2002 Infiniti QX4
Hello - there is only 1 crankshaft position sensor on this engine. It is located on top of the transmission bellhousing at the rear of the engine (driver side). For assistance, I recommend a crankshaft position sensor replacement performed by...

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