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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Position Sensor
Common signs 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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What is the function of the crankshaft sensor in a 2005 Lincoln LS 3.9 liter v-8 ?
Hello - the crankshaft position sensor (CPS) provides an ignition timing reference information for the engine management for both ignition and fuel injection. Originally, the CPS provided only timing information for the ignition, replacing old-fashioned distributors. However, with newer, more...
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I want to know something about the Honda engine D15 crankshaft can work in a D13 block
Hi there. The D13 crankshaft will work in a D15 block, but will have to have long rods. The D15 crankshaft will not work in the D13 block for the D15 has long throws, so you will need short rods...
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On a 2008 enclave there is a p0018 code. How do you know if it's a failed sensor or timing chain?
Hi there. Locate the crankshaft position sensor and check for power to it with the key on. If there is power, then with using a paper clip to back probe the wiring with the plug installed on the sensor, check...
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P0335 crankshaft position sensor circut malfunction A 2000 Nissan Sentra
Hello - the P0335 problem code you extracted indicates a crank position was not detected. This usually means the crankshaft position sensor has failed, which will cause the sudden stall you experienced, but can also mean the electrical system voltage...
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Crankshaft sensor removal
Hello, thank you for writing in. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the front of the engine. The hardest part is locating the sensor and removing in within tight quarters. You will find the sensor next to the drive...
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Engine cranks, but does not fire
A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is used by engine management systems to control the fuel injection or the ignition system timing and other engine...
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I have a 2012 cc with a p0016 code no start. chain is tight and all turns freely when turned by hand
Code P0016 broadly means that the PCM has detected that the Crankshaft and Camshaft are out of sync. If they are out of sync beyond a specific, threshold number of degrees, the car simply won't start. The cause of that...
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Crankshaft position sensor
If prior to the work, no diagnostic trouble code was set (i.e., check engine light was not on) identifying a fault with the crankshaft position sensor, then the likelihood is they caused the problem. In any event, once the "cause"...
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No more engine oil 2005 Ford Mustang
Hello - If you have lost all the engine oil through the oil pan, there is no doubt broken internal engine damage. Most likely, this is a broken connecting rod or piston. Attempting to restart the engine would be difficult...
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My tachometer gauge needle is pointing straight down, and it won't start.
Hi there. Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if there is power to the sensor. If there is power to the sensor, then put leads from a digital meter on the sensor and crank the engine over. Check to...
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Crank sensor was replaced and car still stalling 2002 Mercedes ML320
Hello - if replacing the crankshaft position sensor (CPS) recently was done in response to a "stalling when slowing down problem", I would have a diagnostic check done first before performing other maintenance. Replacing the CPS could have been an...
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Main front seal
The front crankshaft seal seems to be one of those universal oil leak points on a car. If you desire replacement, simply request crankshaft seal replacement and the responding certified mechanic will get this promptly and professionally resolved for you....
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Check engine light is on with error code P052B. Reset the ECM 3 times. Car is running fine. What could be wrong?
Hi there. The code is on for multiple different sensors that you would need to check. Check for a faulty Crankshaft position sensor, a faulty Camshaft position sensor, a faulty intake valve timing control solenoid valve, or a faulty intake...
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There is a strong knocking sound coming from the engine. Today my car won't start. Service engine light is on. It keeps turning over
Hi there. When the crankshaft position sensor is damaged or faulty, it will cause intermittent starting issues, misfiring problems, or might cause the vehicle to fail to start entirely. The best way to resolve this issue is to contact a...
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Will not attempt to start. Engine has spark. Also noticed oil was in the intake tube.
Hi there. Check to see if the fuel injectors are working. You can back probe them with a digital meter and see if the voltage is being metered. If the injectors are working, then check the crankshaft position sensor and...
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My car won't start after replacing flex pipe and Muffler
Technically, there is no connection at all between what was done on the exhaust system and the subsequent no start problem. Of course, it's always possible the Mechanic damaged something on the vehicle but such, if it occurred and if...
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Can I replace crankshaft sensors on my own and where can I get a schematic/video?
Hi there. If your engine has a timing belt, then the crankshaft position sensor is located under the timing belt cover next to the crankshaft pulley bolted to the engine block. If your engine has a timing chain, then the...
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Fixed crank shaft position sensor and engine light still on 2001 BMW 325i
Hi there - there are a couple of possibilities. First off, the new crankshaft position sensor (CPS) could be faulty - not all replacement parts are reliable. Second - there could be a problem with the wiring for the CPS...
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Will my car turn on normally again once I fix the crankshaft position sensor?
A faulty crankshaft position sensor could cause hard starting but to determine if the sensor itself is faulty it has to actually be tested. Often, there will be a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC), that is generated by the car's computer,...
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I was driving on the highway and I lost power and the car cut off. The car will not start back up and it has gas in it has coming through the gas line.
Hi there. Check the ignition system and see if the spark plugs are sparking. If the spark plugs are not sparking, then check for power to the ignition coil. If there is no power to the ignition coil, then check...

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