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Q: The camshaft position sensor works one day and then doesn't work on other days. Should I just replace it?

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Camshaft positioning sensor works one day and then some days it doesn't throwing it into safe mode should I just replace it ?

My car has 127000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: As you may know, the camshaft position sens...

As you may know, the camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. It gathers and sends information about the car’s camshaft speed (and as a result the position of each piston) to the car’s electronic control module. This information is received by the computer, which then uses this data to further calculate the time of ignition and the timing of fuel injection required by the engine. When this is not working properly, you may experience a drop in power, poor idling, poor fuel mileage, and problems starting the vehicle.

As the sensor begins to fail and gets worse over time, the signal it provides to the computer weakens as well. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to inspect the car and replace the camshaft position if necessary.

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