Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Crankshaft sensor damaged.

asked by on

Car won't start. I think the crankshaft sensor might be damaged.

A faulty crankshaft sensor could be the case but I would recommend checking a few things first. I would have the battery tested first just to rule out a current flow problem. If the battery is good then I would check the codes on the computer. A faulty crankshaft sensor will normally generate a code on the computer. If there are no codes you will need to check for spark and fuel. I would recommend having a technician come out and run some test to diagnose the issue with your car. They can test the battery, check codes and check for spark and fuel pressure.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What do the turn signal indicators mean?

The turn signal indicators are located on your instrument panel. When one of these lights flashes, then the corresponding turn signal is currently turned on. When both of these lights flash simultaneously, then your hazard warning lights are on.

Q: Does the 1.6 liter 2011 Kia Soul need a timing belt replaced at 90K miles? It only talks about the 2.0 liter model in the manual.

Check the front of the engine for the timing cover. If the cover is aluminum, then your engine has a timing chain and not a belt. The 1.6L Soul engines are equipped with a timing chain after 2010. However, if...

Q: 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...

Related articles

P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.