Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I changed out my crankshaft position sensor and distributor cap and rotor and car still won't start everything else is fine

asked by on

Im wondering if I need to change the camshaft position sensor as well

My car has 184576 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. In many cases, a bad or failing c...

Hi there. In many cases, a bad or failing camshaft position sensor can cause an engine to stall or not ignite. However, there are other issues that could be going on with your Volvo L5 that may contribute to the starting issue. Before you spend more money on buying and replacing parts that might not be the precise source; contact a local mechanic to complete a engine is not starting inspection. This will allow them to pinpoint the exact source of your starting issues, so the right repairs can be made.

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

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: Car will not move in any gear.

It sounds like your clutch has just given up. You may have had some breakage of the large diaphragm spring of the pressure plate or a larger piece of lining material might have separated from the disk. But something big...

Q: Camshaft issue

Hi there, thanks for writing in. The most likely cause of this issue would be a leaking camshaft seal that may need to be replaced. Many times the camshaft sensor will have a blockage near it that prevents engine oil...

Q: Steering Lock

Hello. Thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to know is if the steering wheel is actually locked. Does it spin freely to both sides? If not the wheel is locked and you do need to unlock...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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.