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Q: Whats the Difference Between A "CKP Sensor And a CrankShaft Position Sensor?

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Whats the Difference Between A "CKP Sensor And a CrankShaft Position Sensor?
My car has an automatic transmission.

There is no difference. CKP is the abbreviation for crankshaft position sensor.

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