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Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement Service

How much does a Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a BMW 533i Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement is $288 with $174 for parts and $114 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1984 BMW 533iL6-3.2LService typeCrankshaft Position Sensor ReplacementEstimate$485.73Shop/Dealer Price$593.67 - $870.22
1983 BMW 533iL6-3.2LService typeCrankshaft Position Sensor ReplacementEstimate$461.73Shop/Dealer Price$569.70 - $846.29
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What is the Crankshaft Position Sensor all about?

Many newer cars have computerized engine management systems that rely on sensors to report data to the computer. The crankshaft position sensor is used in conjunction with the camshaft position sensor to control ignition timing and to let the computer know when to inject fuel and provide spark sequence. Due to the mounting locations of this sensor, it is common for heat and oil leaks to cause this sensor to fail.

Keep in mind:

  • Damage to the crankshaft position sensor is sometimes caused by leaking oil, which means there may be another component of your vehicle that needs replacement or repair.
  • The electrical connector can also be damaged, and should be inspected every time the position sensor is replaced.

How it's done:

  • Scan the car for trouble codes.
  • Remove and replace crankshaft position sensor.
  • Clear trouble codes.
  • Check for the proper operation of the car.

Our recommendation:

The crankshaft position sensor will usually let you know when it needs replacing. The Check Engine warning light will illuminate and you may notice that your vehicle has a hard time starting or running smoothly. When you notice any of these signs, schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Crankshaft Position Sensor?

  • Car does not start.
  • Check engine light is on.
  • Car misfires (car runs rough).

How important is this service?

The crankshaft position sensor relays critical information to your vehicle’s computer management system. The sensor provides the management system with the information it needs to control ignition timing, and it lets the computer know when it needs to provide sparks and fuel. Without a functioning crankshaft position sensor, the computerized management system doesn’t receive this critical information, and the vehicle will either not start, or will misfire while you’re driving it.

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BMW 533i L6-3.2L - Valve Cover Gasket - Portland, Oregon
Showed up on time, responded to questions asap, repaired items and diagnosed issues (providing context and severity about them) quickly.

Chris

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20 years of experience
BMW 533i L6-3.2L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Portland, Oregon
Was prompt, detailed, provided an extensive report, was responsive to questions, and spent a great deal of time with vehicle. Also, immediately provided quote for immediate repair. Highly recommend.

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BMW 525i L6-2.5L - Crankshaft Position Sensor - Redmond, Washington
Texted me when he would arrive. Discussed the repair plainly and did it efficiently. We discussed the efficacy of the repair. I would recommend him highly.

Khoa

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BMW 330xi L6-3.0L - Crankshaft Position Sensor - Menlo Park, California
Follow up on a faulty crankshaft sensor. Punctual and professional.

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