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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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I have a blown main shaft seal on my 95 Honda accord lx
The crankshaft on your car engine has an oil seal in the front and rear of the block. If the seal at the front of the block, that is behind the crank pulley, is leaking that seal is relatively easy...
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05 XL-7 CAN FRONT CRANK SEAL BE REPLACED WITHOUT REMOVING TIMING COVER?
The seal has to be accessible (that is visible and there is enough room to pry it out) on removal and, as well, there has to be enough space to press it back in using an appropriate seal installation tool....
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Where is the crankshaft position sensor located at on 2002 nissan frontier 3.3l v6 truck?
Hello. The crankshaft position sensor is located at the driver side rear of the engine in the transmission bell housing. That is where the sensor takes it reading from. If you decide you need some help with it, consider YourMechanic,...
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There are two camshaft position sensors on your vehicle, designated "left" and "right". In addition, there is a crankshaft position sensor. YourMechanic offers diagnostic and replacement services for these sensors. In the case of the camshaft position sensor, request CPS...
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Where is my crankshaft position sensor on my 2001 Mitsubishi Montero
Hello. The crankshaft position sensor on your engine is located right above the front of the crankshaft behind the timing cover. The cover will have the be removed in order to replace it. If you need some help with this,...
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2001 Honda accord ex 4 cylinder stalls when driving
If the crankshaft position sensor has been directly tested, using an automotive scope or real time scanner, and is confirmed to be faulty (as opposed to having a sensor wiring or other fault) it is recommended to replace the sensor...
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where is the crankshaft positioncensor. located on a 2001 Alero
If you have the 4 cylinder engine, the sensor is mounted in a hole in the engine block that is accessible once you remove the right wheel/tire assembly. If you have the 6 cylinder engine, to get to the sensor...
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have replaced crankshaft sensor twice in one week? what can be causing this?
In your circumstance, there are a few failure modes that could potentially apply: If the crankshaft has a heavily worn main thrust bearing, the crankshaft will move around and the thin metal plate running through the crank sensor can repeatedly...
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Vehicle stall while driving. Crankshaft Position Sensor and Coolant Temperature sensor replaced.
Was the output of the crankshaft position sensor viewed on a scope? If not, the sensor might have been perfectly good. If you are working off of codes please note that the mere presence of a code is not enough...
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Motor knocking
If you ran the engine without oil and now have a rod knocking inside the motor, you may have spun bearings on the crankshaft and will need to do more than just replace bearings. You most likely have damaged the...
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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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Swapped transmission and installed new clutch kit now car wont start.
Hi there. Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if it is unplugged. If the crankshaft position sensor is not plugged in to the harness, then the sensor will keep the engine from starting. A camshaft position sensor will try...
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My car stopped accelerating while driving and turned off.. lights and everything else would work but car wouldn't turn on 2002 Acura MDX
Hi there - there are 2 failures in particular that are likely candidates at your mileage level - a failed timing belt, and a fuel pump malfunction. If you don't hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds when...

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