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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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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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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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Cost estimate for rear main seal replacement
Billing question for to replace the rear main seal (rear crankshaft seal) on a 2003 Lexus GS300 with a L6-3.0L engine.
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07 charger 3.5. Will only start if cranksensor is unplugged
Hi there. The crankshaft position sensor has failed and is not working. The vehicle may be able to start from the camshaft position sensor being hooked up. I recommend replacing the crankshaft position sensor. If you need further assistance with...
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Hello I have a 2001 Montero sport 3.0 that died and tries to start but won't acts like it's way out of time. Would a bad CPS cause this problem?
Hi there. A crankshaft position sensor will cause the engine to not start if the sensor has failed. The crankshaft position sensor is designed to tell the ECM (computer) when the cylinder number one is at top dead center and...
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I was looking for the location of the crankshaft /camshaft sensors on my 2012 audi a7 3.0.
Hi there. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the back of the engine on the driver side near the top at an angle. The camshaft position sensor is located just behind the camshaft gear on the left bank cylinder...
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Can not locate the crank position sensor.
Hi there. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the back of the engine by the starter. Behind the starter you will see a sensor with a wire attached to it and going up. If you need further assistance with...
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How much will it cost to have a mechanic fix it?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of replacing the crankshaft position sensor on a 2001 GM Sierra 2500 HD with a V8-8.1 engine.
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Crankshaft replacement fit? 2006 Hummer H3
Hello - the crankshaft on the 3.7l LLR engine does in fact have the same stroke as the L52 3.5l engine in your H3, so there is a good chance it is compatible. Check with your Hummer parts specialist for...
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Why car won't start help. Tried to help with obd.
Among the possible faults that you have listed, the crankshaft position sensor (CPS) is particularly noteworthy. If the CPS has indeed failed such is a very common cause of no starts. Consequently, your most efficient option would be to request...
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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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