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Most people get in their car and crank it without ever thinking about what it takes to make this process happen. A variety of different sensors and ignition parts will have to work in conjunction in order for a car to crank. The engine computer that the car has is in charge of making sure that all of the systems are working properly. The camshaft position sensor sends data back to the engine computer to tell it when to fire and when more fuel is needed. Each time the car is started, the camshaft position sensor will play a vital role.

The camshaft position sensor on a car is built to last as long as the car does, but in most cases it will have to be replaced well before that. Just like any other sensor or switch on a car, the camshaft position sensor will take a lot of abuse due to the heat that the engine produces. The heat that is produced by the engine can be very harmful on electrical components. Without having a properly working camshaft position sensor, it will be very hard for a car to crank and run like it is supposed to.

If the camshaft position sensor is giving the engine computer the wrong readings, it can throw the whole spark process off. The signs that a crankshaft position sensor is in need of repairs are very noticeable and should be taken very seriously. Here are some of the things that you may notice when it comes time to change your camshaft position sensor:

  • The car struggles to start
  • The car will not accelerate like it is supposed to
  • The Check Engine Light is on
  • The cylinders of the engine are misfiring
  • The car does not idle properly

The last thing that any car owner wants is to drive a vehicle that is not running at full capacity. Having a damaged camshaft position sensor can be very harmful to the car and can make the driving conditions very unsafe. As soon as signs of repair are detected, you will have to take the time to get the sensor replaced by a professional mechanic.


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Raymond

35 years of experience
89 reviews
Raymond
35 years of experience
Chrysler PT Cruiser - Camshaft Position Sensor - Henderson, Nevada
Extremely pleased with Ray! Wasted no time and knew the problem. Replaced sensor, car running normal within the hour of his arrival. Ray is very knowledgeable and very pleasant person that can be trusted. I highly recommend Ray and will request him in the future. I consider the rates very reasonable. I'm glad I decided to contact Your Mechanic.
Dodge Stratus - Camshaft Position Sensor - Las Vegas, Nevada
Raymond was on time and answered all my questions. He also took the time to show me what other things need to be done on my car!

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
116 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Dodge Durango - Camshaft Position Sensor - Richboro, Pennsylvania
Michael has been very thorough in fixing my problem with my car. He has a pleasant personality and took the time to satisfactorily answer any questions I’ve had. He’s definitely an asset!
Dodge Journey - Camshaft Position Sensor - Horsham, Pennsylvania
Terrific guy...Car up and running...came out late in awful weather and fixed me up...Also gave some advice on existing and future issues that may arise...Will definitely recomend to anyone who needs service TY!

Jason

21 years of experience
187 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Ford Freestar - Camshaft Position Sensor - Old Hickory, Tennessee
As always, Jason did a great job. On time, very professional and qualty work. I will definitely use him again.

Horus

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
Suzuki XL-7 - Camshaft Position Sensor - San Antonio, Texas
Great job on the work done. Very happy and he was well educated on what needed to be accomplished. Good nature and very friendly. Vehicle runs great after the work completed.

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