Q: where is the crankshaft position sensor located?

asked by on

our car will not start. we know its not a fuel problem. there is a misfire somewhere, we checked spark plugs and they're fine. a mechanic at autozone recommended changing the crankshaft postion sensor. Problem is we cant locate it
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately this is one of the components that they have hidden from us on this particular vehicle. It is best obtained from the bottom of the vehicle. It will be located above the starter, and you will need to remove the starter in order to access it. Once you remove the starter, it is the only plug that is also set into the engine in a similar fashion to the starter. With that being said, you do have the symptoms of a failing crankshaft sensor, but it is a lot of work to replace, if you have not tested some of the more basic issues related to spark and fuel. For more help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. where is the crankshaft position sensor located?

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: The car has no compression and there is a lot of oil in the cylinders how would I fix this?

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If there truly is no compression and signs of oil inside the cylinders, the only way to fix this issue is to have the engine rebuilt. The piston rings are worn or broken...

Q: After replacing battery, fuse box, & starter, the battery is still drained

Hello. If the battery is draining, then you typically have a failing body control module to the ignition switch. These commonly cause this on your vehicle. I usually start by testing the ignition switch first to see if there are...

Q: My truck will turn over but wont start. Its making a clicking noise and then shuts off, what should i do to fix it?

Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if the relay has failed. If the relay is working fine, then check the fuel pump and see if its coming on when you turn on the key. If you are...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.