Okay so My car had been stalling to start and the check engine line came on, so natrually I took it to my dad's mechanic. He then put the scanner in my car and said it was the crank shaft position sensor, so I bought it and he had installed it and that day the light had gone away, but thecar was still having trouble starting so he assumed it was the spark plugs that needed changing, so the next day i went to buy the spark plugs and the light came on again and i called him and he said hed take a look at it when he changed the spark plugs, so when he came, he changed the spark plugs and put the scanner in again and it said that the crank shaft position sensor was acting up again, so my question is What could be wrong with my car that it's not accepting this new crank shaft? because he reccomends getting the crank shaft straight from the bmw dealer instead of another brand but I don't want to keep paying for a new crankshaft and paying the labor fees if the car will keep acting up
My car has 149000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
Hi there - there are a couple of possibilities. First off, the new crankshaft position sensor (CPS) could be faulty - not all replacement parts are reliable. Second - there could be a problem with the wiring for the CPS circuit. Some engines use both crankshaft and camshaft position sensors to apply more accurate spark timing for the engine. The loss of either signal sometimes triggers a misleading code. SInce your engine is still hard to start, and the Check Engine is still illuminated, I would recommend an engine inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.
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